Twinkle Khanna has now responded to the controversy related to her husband, Akshay Kumar and Mallika Dua on the The Laughter show. In the show, the judges have to ring the bell when they’re impressed with the performance of a contestant, so Akshay had told Mallika that, “Mallika Ji aap bell bajao main aapko bajata hun”, and his comment was taken to be a sexist jab on the actress/comedian. Angered by this, Mallika’s father, Vinod Dua wrote in a since deleted post, “I am going to screw this cretin Akshay Kumar.” Now, Twinkle has said that the comments made by her husband are not meant to be taken litreally, but as a joke.
On a post that she wrote on twitter, Twinkle has stated that comedians rely on the double meaning jokes to make people laugh, it doesn’t mean that they actually mean what they say. She also said that in the context of the words used by Akshay, even Vinod Dua’s sentence can be taken as a threat because the word screw means a different thing in different context and can be interpreted in different ways.
Twinkle also said that she has long supported comedian people and has asked people to not tag her again, related to this subject.
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) October 29, 2017