July 15, 2016 7:08:17 pm
Twinkle Khanna aka Mrsfunnybones sure has a way of taking on people who make sexist comments. On the receiving end of her – and rest of social media’s — witty comments was journalist Rajdeep Sardesai.
Sardesai was slammed by Sania Mirza and social media when he asked the tennis champion when she is planning to ‘settle down’ during an interview.
Sharing an article from The Indian Express, MrsFunnybones tweeted, “Like the embarrassing aunt we all had who pestered us about ‘settling down’-I guess the nation has found a new bua”.
Like the embarrassing aunt we all had who pestered us about ‘settling down’-I guess the nation has found a new bua https://t.co/NI3h73ItoW
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) July 15, 2016
For the uninitiated, when Rajdeep Sardesai was interviewing tennis player Sania Mirza about her memoirs, he asked her, “Amidst all the celebrityhood, when is Sania going to settle down? Is it going to be in Dubai? Is it going to be in any other country? What about motherhood… building a family… I don’t see all that in the book, it seems like you don’t want to retire just yet to settle down.”
To which Sania Mirza replied, “You don’t think I’m settled? You sound disappointed that I’m not choosing motherhood over being number one in the world at this point in time.”
Watch video : Rajdeep Sardesai’s interview to Sania Mirza
She added, “But I’ll answer your question anyway, that’s the question I face all the time as a woman, that all women have to face — the first is marriage and then it’s motherhood. Unfortunately, that’s when we’re settled, and no matter how many Wimbledons we win or number ones in the world we become, we don’t become settled. But eventually, it will happen, not right now. And when it does happen I’ll be the first one to tell everybody when I plan to do that.”
Even though Rajdeep immediately apologised, social media started commenting on the issue soon. But the best, as always, came from Twinkle.
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