Twinkle Khanna has recently come to the defence of Deepika Padukone following the actress’s facing criticism for her candid comments on the popular talk show “Koffee with Karan.” In a compelling column penned for the Times of India, Twinkle not only expressed her unwavering support for Deepika but also delved into the intricacies of making informed life choices.
Deepika, known for her candidness, found herself at the centre of controversy after admitting on the show that, unlike her on-screen persona, she did not succumb to the societal pressure of conforming to traditional expectations of swooning at the feet of the first eligible suitor. Twinkle Khanna, renowned for her wit and wisdom, took a stand against the criticism, particularly from sections of society that held rigid views on relationships.
In a rather bemused tone, Twinkle highlighted the paradoxical nature of the criticism Deepika faced. She eloquently wrote, “Deepika managed to outrage uncles, aunties, and an entire lot of India’s not-so-eligible bachelors by confessing that unlike her real self, she did not swoon and fall at the feet of the first moustached suitor hanging around her.” Twinkle’s use of humour and insight added a refreshing perspective to the discourse surrounding celebrity relationships.
To illustrate her point, Twinkle drew an analogy between choosing a life partner and buying a couch. She emphasised the need for a logical and exploratory approach, asking her readers to consider, “Suppose you want to buy a couch, wouldn’t you go to the store to figure out which one feels nice and bouncy, which has a comfortable backrest and which fabric doesn’t make your skin itch? But when it comes to the couch potato whom you have to snuggle against, you are expected to just pick one without testing out alternatives.”
Twinkle’s defence of Deepika went beyond the entertainment industry’s gossip. She delved into the societal expectations placed on individuals, particularly women, when it comes to making life-altering decisions. She advocated for a more thoughtful and informed approach, suggesting that such a perspective might save countless individuals from entering into unions with unsuitable partners.