‘Married not branded’, Twinkle Khanna’s reply on not changing her surname

Former actress-turned-columnist Twinkle Khanna is married to leading Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. But she prefers to use her maiden surname. Even her mother veteran actress Dimple Kapadia, who was married to the late Rajesh Khanna, wasn’t called ‘Dimple Khanna’. She had separated from him after a decade of their marriage but they weren’t divorced.

So, an unsuspecting Twitter user who goes by the name Prabhakar Menasinkai decided to remind Mrs Funnybones a.k.a Twinkle, that she is married and should change her surname. The gentleman repeatedly tweeted the same thing to the ‘International Khiladi’ actress asking, “Why Twinkle Khanna now u r Kumar got it?"

Twinkle, who is known for her satirical and tongue-in-cheek write-ups, came up with an epic response to silence not just the man in question, but all others who think like him. She tactfully wrote, “A lot of people bring this up, though not as stridently as this gentleman – Khanna it will always be #MarriedNotBranded.”

She even shared a screenshot of the tweets and posted it on Instagram with the same caption.

Twinkle has been married to Akshay for 15 blissful years and the couple has two children – son Aarav and daughter Nitara.

A lot of other social media users also commented on Twinkle’s post and some of them are really funny.

One user wrote, [email protected] Please change your name to Twinkle Kumari and become 100% sanskaari.”

“Phenomenal reply! Women are not to be owned, possessed - get a life saddo!” posted another, while a comment read, “Frankly, you need to ask this guy why it is even his problem?”