The image of an Indian woman arises from a combination of stereotypes and the stereotypes have something to do with Saree, Sanskaari and Bechari. Even the garbled stereotypical image has no say or identity of her own, except, of that a home-maker.
The new-age Bharatiya Nari has multiple dimensions and she dons several hats. She is not just a mother, a housewife or a business woman. She is all of them and she aces it. The quintessential Indian woman of today is intelligent and opinionated and she's not afraid to speak her mind.
Twinkle Khanna is ever bit all those things. From being a Twitter handle to a book, Mrs. Funnybones has come a long way and Twinkle is the person behind it. She is honest, witty, funny and unapologetically herself, and we love her for that.
She candidly admits there was nothing 'normal' about her family but that does not bother her.
She has always had an opinion and going by the picture, we can assume it has always been like that
She was born into a star family and getting into Bollywood was what was expected of her. But she knew that was not what she wanted. She confidently went on to follow her passion.
In 1995, all eyes were on the cute girl Barsaat girl with cropped T-shirts and refreshingly new look. And so is now. The world always wants to know what she is up to, and all for good reasons.
There are certain stereotypes about Bollywood star kids. More so for wives of stars. Twinkle proves them all wrong.
A modern Indian woman knows how to reinvent herself.
After Bollywood, Twinkle reinvented herself as an interior designer. She followed her passion and now co-owns The White Window.
Her work speaks for itself .
In 2014, she joined Twitter. And what followed was not only entertaining but also relatable. So relatable that we have been hooked on ever since.
Her sense of humour really tickles our funny bones.
Be it an attempt to be punny...
Me: Call me later, I am tied up right now Sister: Are you busy or what ? Me:No I have just finished reading 50 shades of grey #BadPunsRock— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) February 19, 2015
or to be funny...
Me:Saw my column?Mom:No!more imp did u buy dishes 4 ur kitchen Me:Cn i exchange u 4 HemaMalini at least I will get a free KentRO #worldwar— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) February 17, 2015
...she manages to crack us up every single time!
The perfect gift on valentine's day. Will wear it to the first day first show. Beware anyone who stands in my path.. pic.twitter.com/qBrahZXfmf— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) February 7, 2015
And it's not just about having a good sense of humor. She has witty opinions, and she expresses them candidly.
An Indian woman is taught to hold her tongue and measure her words. She is supposed to be diplomatic and polite. There are just too many things they expect us to be. One of them is to not have an opinion. And today, women defy all that.
When asked about Section 377, Twinkle's reply was just spot on:
She was asked about a person who deserved to be in a reality show and her instant reply was Radhe Maa.
And there, she spoke her mind. And ours too:
Alright I admit it,I am obsessed with the pure & pious Radhe Maa who literally seems to apply 'chuna' on her face and to the public— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) August 12, 2015
She is brutally honest.
Be it about what Indian men want...
...or about the bloody Period taboo, she writes what a modern Indian woman feels.
A lot of people still picture an ideal Indian woman in a sari, hands folded in a namaste. But we've come a long way from that.
In 2009, People magazine listed her as the 4th best-dressed celebrity in India and we couldn't agree more. Her sense of style is impeccable.
A modern Indian woman is not just about the roles she plays. She is about herself . She finds happiness in small things.
Even though she loves emeralds the most, a scooter ride in Goa, with the wind blowing in hair makes her just as happy.
She balances her life just the right way.
She is a super mom, even when Superwoman wins the race.
Dear superwoman,my son chucks all my loving notes but laminates your autograph, this sucks, love supermom pic.twitter.com/dsybYaC0nC— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) May 22, 2015