Twinkle Khanna on Akshay Kumar-Mallika Dua controversy: I got pulled into this debate not as a social commentator but as a wife

Twinkle Khanna has shared a long post on Facebook related to the stand she took on Akshay Kumar-Mallika Dua controversy.  

The actress had received severe backlash on social media when she supported her husband and shared silly jokes on ‘bells’ and 'duas’.  

In her recent post, the actress writes, “As I reflect on my actions this past week, I realize that I got pulled into this debate not as a social commentator but as a wife and unlike my normal, slightly rational self, my reaction was purely emotional and without perspective, and I have been rather miserable about it ever since. 

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I would like to apologize to everyone who felt that I was trivializing the cause of feminism especially because I strongly believe in equality and have been a feminist from the time I was a young woman, much before I even knew the term." 

The controversy began when Akshay in the comedy show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge Show passed a remark on comedian Mallika saying 'Aap bell bajao, main aapko bajata hoon (you bang the bell, I’ll bang you)’.  

As Twinkle as always came across as a staunch feminist, people expected her to take a stand supporting Dua in this matter. However, when she came in support of Akshay, people bashed her on Twitter.  

Khanna’s post further reads, "I think this came at a point where I was already reeling from an onslaught of abuse against various members of my family, which started with vicious and personal comments about my mother and went on to a widely shared open letter where the writer as a comeback for my comments about Karva Chauth tried to fling muck at every single member of my family. So when in this latest episode regarding my husband, my five-year-old was also dragged in for something that she had absolutely nothing to do with, I reached breaking point.”