Actor-columnist Twinkle Khanna is in the eye of a raging storm, and it is coming from the most unlikely corner: Salman Khan’s fans. The author of Mrs Funnybones got a taste a internet trolls after a “funny take” in her newspaper column on the much talked-about bachelorhood of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.
Not one to cowed down, Twinkle had the best repartee, one that silenced even the most vocal Bhai fan. After being trolled for hours on Sunday, she tweeted, “I write social, political satire-will not examine an ant & spare an elephant because I fear getting trampled by the herd #TrollProof #CarryOn.”
In her Christmas special column, the Bollywood actor mentioned Salman’s bachelorhood, exposing herself to the infamous army of ‘bhai-fans’ online. The column listed 10 ‘wackiest classifieds of 2016. One of them was for a ‘bride’.
Taking a dig at the Dabangg star, the classified sought a bride who is not very talkative, “as groom cannot tolerate any buck buck. Caste no bar.” Twinkle’s sign off for the ad said, “Contact Sultan@Bhaijaan.com”.
As expected, Salman’s fans went into an overdrive and started bombarding her. Take a look at some of the mean messages.
@mrsfunnybones Flop Ki Queen??— Radhey Thakur (@thakur_radhey) December 25, 2016
What is worse? @mrsfunnybones— Hazra ? (@h_hazra) December 25, 2016
Being single (like Salman Khan) or betraying your then Best Friend Shilpa Shetty and married her boyfriend ??
@mrsfunnybones you are a flop actress and you are just a house wife of a man who only has affairs with young girls. Feel sorry for your fate— toltol (@raja62554440) December 25, 2016
@mrsfunnybones Hey u so called Funnybones,u don't have any friends in d industry, y r u destroying d friendship between Salman & ur hubby?— Rajdeep (@rajdeep_sarkar) December 25, 2016
@mrsfunnybones today I was unfollowing u I thought u r a gud woman but u r stupidity ki dukan how dare u 2 say sallu _|_— shehzadamajeed (@shehzadamajeed1) December 25, 2016
And ‘Mrs Funny Bones’ couldn’t be least bothered:
Interestingly, even Salman is now comfortable and talks about both his court cases as well as his bachelorhood. He even made jokes on his relationship skills (rather, the lack thereof) on a recent talk show with filmmaker Karan Johar. But that doesn’t affect the ‘dedicated fans’ ever, does it?