Author-columnist Twinkle Khanna on Friday suggested that Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath should do a yoga ‘asana’ which eases “releasing gas,” at the India Today Woman Summit and Awards in New Delhi. Twinkle, popularly known as Mrs Funnybones, talked about different aspects of her life at the event.
But when asked about what she would have to say to Adityanath, the actress-turned-author 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 color of the season — beguiling saffron with a tagline: Orange is the new brown.”
Talking about women empowerment and feminism Twinkle said, “As long as you believe in equality, you’re a feminist. Having said that, these days I see a lot of proverbial T-shirt wearing feminists, and that’s fantastic. There’s one (T-shirt) by Dior that I really want… But with me, I feel like I need to go a bit beyond that.”
“I think for me, my version of feminism is based on me pushing the envelope by picking stories I tell and projects I plan. So I am making a movie called Pad Man. It revolves around menstruation and sanitary pads.
I’ve put my money, my clout, my goodwill and determination behind a project which I believe will alleviate the burden from a lot of women, and will take a part of our biology that is right now wrapped in newspaper and shoved down black plastic bags and bring it out for open discussion.
That’s my version of a feminist.”
PadMan is Twinkle’s debut film production. The film features Akshay Kumar and is based on a real-life tale of Arunachalam Muruganantham. Muruganantham devised a cheaper way to make sanitary pads for women in his village and also sells the machine that makes inexpensive pads to NGOs to work towards women’s hygiene.