Former Bollywood actor and wife of Akshsay Khanna is in news again for her no-holds barred tweets. This began with her appealing tweets post release of the film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.
After the film, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha campaigned for proper sanitation facilities, the lead actor Akshay Kumar has taken a step towards it in real-life too. Looks like he takes his wife, Twinkle Khanna’s tweets too seriously! One day when she went for a walk on a beach in Mumbai, Twinkle spotted a man defecating in the open.
Twinkle Khanna tweeted “tweeted, “Good morning and I guess here is the first scene of Toilet Ek Prem Katha part 2 #WhenYourWalkGoesDownTheToilet.” Followed by another tweet which said, “I found the timing ironical with ToiletEPK’s release and the OD free certification-If you see the sardonicism in it-fine!If not-so be it” And now, months after her tweet, Akshay Kumar has finally funded bio-toilets at the Juhu beach.”
Twinkle’s tweet created a storm and was liked, criticised and retweeted several hundreds of times. Akshay Kumar approached Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation with a suggestion of setting up a bio-toilet on the Juhu beach. He had sent out an application to them and offered to bear all the expenses for the installation.
The actor bore all the expenses, Rs 10 lakh, for setting up the portable toilet. Currently BMC staffs are awaiting sponsorship from Akshay Kumar to maintain the portable toilet. “The mobile toilet can be used free of cost. If anyone comes forward to maintain it, then the facility can be provided on a pay-and-use basis,” a BMC official was quoted saying.
It is not for the first time that Twinkle has hogged the limelight due to her tweets. A recent Tweet by Twinkle Khanna said that but the days when Indians celebrated April Fool on a single day are long gone. Just take the last few months. We had a tiny zircon, Nirav Modi, fooling the banks into thinking he was a real gem. Then our science and technology minister claimed that it was Stephen Hawking who said the Vedas have a theory that is superior to the theory of relativity.
We also have marigold phools like MLA Pannalal Shakya saying girls should not make boyfriends, which has led to the same girls fasting last Monday asking God not to make men like him in the first place, it said.
Let’s not forget, the tweet said, the lakhs of young students who spent endless nights studying while their parents spent the same amount of time worrying. But just as students finished their papers and were starting to celebrate, the CBSE woke up to paper leaks and announced, “Fooled you! Exam warriors, this doesn’t count! Now, you have to do it all over again!”
Then we have the Rs 3,600-crore Shivaji statue, which is now going to be even taller — from 192m to 210m, according to a report in this very paper. Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan, meanwhile, is accusing the BJP government of making the proposed statue shorter. This is literally the height of absurdity. Either way, the statue will prove to be very useful in the future, as it ensures that all 1.3 billion of us have enough space to repeatedly bang our heads on its vast surface, it added.
Around the world, April Fools’ Day comes once a year, but we Indians celebrate it every day, we just call it achhe din, her tweet said.