Twinkle Khanna's reply on "why she didn't change her surname after marriage" will make you feel empowered!
On Tuesday, Mrs FunnyBones aka Twinkle Khanna was asked a question on Twitter that every married woman of India face at some point of her life.
We just adore Twinkle Khanna for her witty one-liners and amazing sense of sarcasm. But, sometimes the actress just hits the nail on the head and knows how to shut up people who come up to her with irrelevant questions on social media.
On Tuesday, Mrs FunnyBones aka Twinkle Khanna was asked a question on Twitter that every married woman of India face at some point of her life. A follower of hers on Twitter asked her not once, not twice but thrice a question that just put her off.
The man wanted to know why Twinkle is still using her father's surname and hasn't changed it to Kumar. "Why Twinkle Khanna, now you are Kumar?"- he asked her on Twitter.
While Twinkle seemed to have ignored the question earlier, she couldn't control herself when the gentleman asked the same question again and again! And so she replied and how!
Continue reading on the next page to know what reply Twinkle had for the gentleman!
Twinkle tweeted, "A lot of people bring this up,though not as stridently as this gentleman-Khanna it will always be #MarriedNotBranded"
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) September 20, 2016
We totally agree with Twinkle's "Married not branded" answer and hope that people will stop popping the same question to married women time and again. Though it would take time for the society to change, women can take a cue from Twinkle on how to handle such queries and give a fitting reply to the people who come up with such questions.
However, what's surprising is that while most women are asked to change just their surname after marriage, some have to even change their names in certain parts of India. It is an out-dated marriage ritual that is still practiced in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
We just hope that such practices are kept optional for women and those who want to retain their maiden names after marriage should be allowed to do that without any hassle.
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