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Twinkle Khanna shut down patriarchy by saying these things at a recent award show

India Today logo India Today 08-10-2017 Lipi Upadhyay

Picture courtesy: Instagram/twinklerkhanna

Picture courtesy: Instagram/twinklerkhanna
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When the mic is in Twinkle Khanna's hand, one can't help but admire the life gyaan she doles out, which is often laced with sarcasm. In a time when B-town beauties want nothing to do with the feminist label, The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad writer has always maintained that she is a proud feminist and that anyone who is afraid of this word is actually an idiot.

So, when Mrs Funnybones was handed the Opinion Maker of The Year Award at Vogue Women of the Year Awards, she saw this as a chance to slam patriarchy left, right and centre, and stole the show, along with our hearts.

From the very beautiful Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to the ever-charming Shah Rukh Khan, the red carpet of the event was glimmering with the who's who of the entertainment world, but it was Twinkle's acceptance speech that was undoubtedly the biggest highlight of the evening.

Though it was hard to trim it down, we have managed to clinch 10 absolute gems from this boss-lady's award-acceptance speech:

1. "Our satellite only reached Mars because it was called M.O.M. I am certain that if it was called dad, it would still be circling the Earth, lost, but not willing to ask for directions."

2. "Millions of Indian women fast for their husband's long life on every Karva Chauth. My dear friend who just won an award does immortalise 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."

3. "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 nonetheless that warns us of imminent overflow 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."

4. "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."

5. "It's difficult to befriend your present if you are still quarrelling with your past."

6. "The only thing free in life is bad and vice. Enough said."

7. "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."

8. "It's true that we get more comfortable in our skin as we get older but that is also because that poor thing is not as tight as it used to be."

9. "Life is but a chance in the game of choice."

10. "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."

Oh, Twinkle, you will always be the brightest star for us.

(Provided by NDTV 24x7)

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