Twinkle Khanna was at her wittiest best when she appeared on stage at the 2017 Vogue Women of The Year Awards. The actor-turned-writer has never failed to make the audience laugh with her hilarious takes on different situations and at the award show, she brought the laughs once again.
The actor won the ‘Vogue Opinion Maker of the Year’ title, and as a part of her thank you speech, Twinkle decided to share things she has learnt in the last decade. She began by talking about why we do not need GST on sanitary pads, and her reason is just hilarious.
She stated, “We don’t need GST on our sanitary pads. What we need instead is an alarm inside it, not a wide breaking one as it would set us on a different path altogether, but an alarm none the less that warns us of imminent over flow and saves us from the 100 trips we make to the bathroom just to check. Now that’s a product I could not grudge the GST on.”
Up next, Twinkle explained why Indian women should stop fasting on Karva Chauth to extend their partner’s life expectancy. “Millions of Indian women fast for their husband’s long life on every Karva Chauth. My dear friend who just won an award does immortalize this in his movies but I don’t think that our 3033 gods are really listening. Because when the mortality charts show up, there are 147 countries above us where their men outlive our good old Indian dudes. So, ladies stop because it’s clearly not working,” she elaborated.
By the way, while talking about marriages and relationship, Akshay Kumar’s wife mentioned how she could be the one kind of mother-in-law no one wishes to encounter. “God could not be everywhere so he created mothers and the devil could not be everywhere so he created mother-in-laws. Having said that I feel like I am going to be a terrible one,” the 42-year-old said.
She also talked about the Botox trend. “Botox unfortunately does not make you look younger. It just makes you look like you are a part of a secret alien invasion desperately trying to fit in with the humans,” quipped Twinkle.
And her take on dads is equally hilarious. “Our satellite only reached Mars because it was called mom. I am certain that if it was called dad it would still be circling the Earth, lost but not willing to ask for directions.”
Twinkle Khanna ended her speech remarking that women of India are turning their aprons into capes. She said, “For centuries women have been looking for a cape but have been given an apron and it’s only recently that we have learned how to swing our aprons around. So, let it flutter down our backs and let it take to the skies.”
Well, this woman for sure is the perfect personification of beauty with brains. And we totally love it.