Twinkle Khanna, author and wife of Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, and followers of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar were involved in a Twitter war over the weekend. Twinkle, known for her acerbic wit on Twitter and off it, commented on the Art of Living (AOL) pioneer after he said that Malala Yousufzai did not deserve her Nobel Award.
Twinkle, whose handle on twitter is @MissFunnyBones, wrote: “Sri Sri got his nobel foot and half beard stuck in his mouth in a yogic pose that Baba Ramdev perfected a while ago #HolyMenAndHairyTales.” She later deleted the tweet.
A snapshot of Twinkle’s tweet.
Not only was Twinkle trolled by AOL followers, Akshay was also dragged into the controversy. Darshak Hathi, the International Director of the Art of Living Foundation, wrote to Twinkle, “Millions of followers r going 2 boycott #Houseful3 4 hurting the sentiments by inappropriate and ill intended comments f @mrsfunnybones on Sri Sri.” He also deleted his tweet later.
A snapshot of Darshak’s tweet.
Twinkle apologised for her tweet.
Didn't mean to hurt anyone's feelings was meant to be a joke and am old enough to accept an error of judgement on my part.— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) May 7, 2016
But Haathi was having none of it.
@mrsfunnybones My tweet was in respond to your tweet which has hurt my sentiments. I appreciate that you have gracefully deleted it.— Darshak Hathi (@DarshakHathi) May 8, 2016
@mrsfunnybones It happens when sentiments are hurt. No Hard feeling. Sorry if you r hurt.— Darshak Hathi (@DarshakHathi) May 8, 2016