"Mrsfunnybones" Twinkle Khanna backs ‘AIB’ Roast


“While u are busy watching the #IndoVsPak match,here's something 2 chew on in d break, let me know if u agree/disagree?” is what Akshay Kumar tweeted on the morning of 14th February. Along with it, he posted a link to wife Twinkle’s article. Former actress Twinkle Khanna wrote an article on censorship, particularly about the ongoing controversy about the comedy show ‘AIB’. She expressed her views on the matter in Times of India. In the article, Twinkle defended ‘AIB’ and spoke about issues that should be a cause of concern- rather than jokes on a TV show.

This is what Twinkle wrote for the column, “Shouldn't we save our strength to protest against things that really matter - like gangs of men still killing and raping women as they did again in Rohtak; that we spend $38.35 billion on warfare but are slashing our health care budget by 20% despite being a country whose public spending on health is already among the lowest in the world; that a bunch of us have been called ‘haramzade’ on a political platform from a member of the party that governs us and not from a standup comedian but no FIR is filed against the politician but is filed against the AIB comedians instead.”

Following this, Twinkle gathered praise from several celebrities. Priyanka Chopra tweeted, “Such imperative questions! Well done!” Sonakshi Sinha was another one to support Twinkle. “STANDING OVATION”- the ‘Dabangg’ actress tweeted. Actor Vinay Pathak posted, “now that's a roast I like. Let it trend , go viral , and offend somebody pl. It’s in vogue anyways” Arjun Kapoor, one of the victims of the ‘roast’ tweeted, “Please run for office…genius and genuine…” 

‘AIB’ has been surrounded by controversies the day it hit Youtube. It has been criticized mostly by politicians- especially the Maharashtra government. Several Bollywood personalities came forward to support the show, but it is surprising to see a prominent actor raise his voice against ‘AIB’. Aamir Khan is not happy with the show, as evident from what he said, “I have not seen the entire roast but I have heard about it and I have seen 2-3 clips of it. I was deeply affected by that. I scolded them (Karan Johar and Arjun Kapoor) and said 'I don't find it funny'. I personally have a problem with it. I felt it was a very violent event. Violence is not only physical, it can be verbal and emotional too. When you insult someone, you perpetuate violence.”