Twinkle Khanna says Yogi Adityanath should do ‘gas-releasing’ asana

Newly-appointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is the current hot topic, with celebrities like Chetan Bhagat and Shirish Kunder taking a jibe at the BJP leader. Now actress-turned-writer Twinkle Khanna has said that Adityanath need to do “gas releasing” asanas, commenting about his controversial statements on women.

At the India Today Women Summit held in New Delhi on Sunday, when session hostess Koel Puri asked Twinkle for her views on the 44-year-old leader who “doesn't have an amazing track record for his statements on women,” Twinkle quipped, “He needs to do an asana..., which helps release gas."

She went on to add, “But I think he's also changing fashion. In fact, I had tweeted as well that Asian Paints must announce the new colour of the season - 'Beguiling Saffron' with a tagline: Orange is the new brown."

Twinkle is an advocate of women empowerment and had recently explored the issue of sexual harassment at work in her popular column Mrs. Funnybones. She also spoke about her maiden production venture ‘Pad Man’, which is about menstrual hygiene.  

"…I think for me, my version of feminism is based on me pushing the envelope by picking stories I tell and projects I plan. So I am making a movie called 'Pad Man'. It revolves around menstruation and sanitary pads,” Twinkle said.

She added, "I've put my money, my clout, my goodwill and determination behind a project which I believe will alleviate the burden from a lot of women, and will take a part of our biology that is right now wrapped in newspaper and shoved down black plastic bags and bring it out for open discussion. "That's my version of feminist."

‘Pad Man’ stars Twinkle’s husband Akshay Kumar alongside Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor. It marks the debut of her production banner Mrs Funnybones Movies. The film is based on the true story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who devised a cheaper way to make sanitary pads for women in his village and also sells the machine which makes low-cost pads to NGOs to work towards women's hygiene.