March 25, 2017 - 2:19pm
Taking a dig at Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath for his rather off-the-cuff remarks on ‘women’s protection’, author-columnist Twinkle Khanna on Friday suggested that he needed to do a yoga ‘asana’ which eases “releasing gas”.
At the India Today Woman Summit and Awards in New Delhi, Twinkle -- popular in the social media world as Mrs Funnybones -- was at her wittiest best while fielding questions on her life as a writer, mother, wife and her views on feminism, politicians and motherhood.
Asked what she would have to say to Adityanath, who according to session hostess Koel Purie “doesn’t have an amazing track record for his statements on women”, Twinkle quipped: “He needs to do an asana... which helps release gas.
“But I think he’s also changing fashion. In fact, I had tweeted as well that Asian Paints must announce the new colour of the season -- Beguiling Saffron with a tagline: Orange is the new brown.”
Women empowerment and feminism is a subject close to the heart of the actor-turned-writer, whose latest column explored sexual harassment at work.
Of late, Bollywood’s leading ladies like Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha and Deepika Padukone, have been flaunting T-shirts with feminist slogans. But there’s a need to go beyond that, says Twinkle, who believes in the event presenter Vivel’s ‘Ab Samjhauta Nahin’ tagline.