Renowned author and columnist Twinkle Khanna has stepped forward to defend Deepika Padukone amidst social media trolling surrounding her candid revelations about casual dating on Koffee With Karan Season 8. Deepika, who shared insights into her relationship with Ranveer Singh, faced criticism for being in an open relationship during the initial stages. Twinkle Khanna, in a recent blog post for Times of India, expressed support for Deepika and emphasized the importance of making informed choices in relationships.
Twinkle wrote, “On Koffee with Karan Season 8, Deepika managed to outrage uncles, aunties, and an entire lot of India’s not-so-eligible bachelors by confessing that unlike her reel self, she did not swoon and fall at the feet of the first moustached suitor hanging around her. Instead, she had dated other men while also dating her future husband. The trolling she has received because of her admission is baffling.”
While acknowledging the societal backlash, Twinkle continued, “While we wait for the day when legislators stop barking up the wrong tree and legalize same-sex marriages, I suppose Deepika’s idea of making an informed choice may save a lot of women from marrying dogs, and more commonly, frogs in princely robes.”
Deepika Padukone, during the Koffee With Karan episode, shared her journey of wanting to be single for a while after experiencing challenging relationships. She expressed, “I was going through a phase where I said ‘I just don’t want to be attached, don’t want to be committed.’ And I had fun! And then he came along, so I didn’t commit until he proposed to me. There was no ‘commitment as such. Even if we were technically allowed to see other people, we would just keep coming back to each other.”
Reflecting on Deepika and Ranveer’s love story, the couple first crossed paths on the sets of Ram Leela and gradually fell in love. Their relationship blossomed over six years before culminating in marriage in November 2018. Last week, Deepika and Ranveer joyously celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary, marking a milestone in their enduring love story.