Actor Deepika Padukone was heavily criticised when she talked about casual dating on Koffee With Karan 8. While some lauded her for talking about it, some didn’t take it well and trolled her. However, actor Twinkle Khanna penned a note on her Instagram, talking about our ancient tradition of marrying girls to trees and dogs. While talking about the same, Twinkle Khanna also lent her support to Deepika Padukone after she made a comment on casual dating on KWK 8.
Taking to her Instagram, the Mela actor wrote, “‘Well, we live in a country where it seems acceptable to marry a tree or even a dog. But not a person of the same gender. I still remember the time when a neighbourhood aunty informed me that a girl in our building was a Manglik, and her father was making her marry a Pomeranian. When I refused to believe her, she said, ‘Accha, bring your iPad.’ She then showed me a news item stating that in Jharkhand, a young girl had married a stray dog called Sheru.“
“Sweety Aunty explained, ‘So that her horoscope ka bad luck goes to the dog and when she finally marries a man, then he will have a long life‘. While we wait for the day when legislators stop barking up the wrong tree and legalise same-sex marriages. I suppose Deepika’s idea of making an informed choice may save a lot of women from marrying dogs. And more commonly, frogs in princely robes.’ Agree? Disagree?” She concluded her note.
A fan wrote, “There… someone finally said it. I was so disappointed with all the hate n backlash DP had been receiving after that episode in KWK. Finally someone spoke up!” While another one said, “Thank you for standing by Deepika. Thank you for standing by our fraternity. No wonder I admire you so much”! There was another one who commented, “Someone finally said it, the amount of trolling Deepika got, after being honest on the show is just ridiculous. Thank you @twinklerkhanna this is much appreciated!“