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Deepika Padukone received massive hate from people of all ages after she confessed on the show Koffee With Karan 8, that she casually dated a few while dating Ranveer Singh. The comment didn't go well with many people, so much so that college students also mocked her past relationships at a fest. While it received a major backlash, no one really stood for Deepika. However, after weeks of the controversy, Twinkle Khanna finally decided to speak her heart out on the issue.
Twinkle Khanna, famously known as 'Mrs Funnybones', is known for expressing her heart out and discussing issues she strongly feels for. Recently, Twinkle penned her thoughts on Deepika Padukone's comment on Koffee With Karan 8, which received major backlash. While talking about same-sex marriage, the actress-turned-writer opened up about Deepika's casual dating comment.
Twinkle wrote how Deepika was outraged by uncles, aunts, and many eligible bachelors by confessing that 'she didn't fell in love with Ranveer at first sight'. Instead, she decided to date other men while also dating Ranveer Singh. She also talked about how students at Banaras Hindu University influenced her dating life on stage. Twinkle wrote:
"On Koffee with Karan, 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. In fact, it has gone as far as students at Banaras Hindu University reportedly putting on a play where a girl plays Deepika and male students act as her past boyfriends."
Twinkle talked about Deepika's approach to finding a suitable and called it rather logical. Citing an example, Twinkle Khanna penned:
"Her approach to finding a suitable partner though is rather logical. Suppose you want to buy a couch, wouldn’t you go to the store to figure out which one feels nice and bouncy, which has a comfortable backrest and which fabric doesn’t make your skin itch? But when it comes to the couch potato whom you have to snuggle against, you are expected to just pick one without testing out alternatives."
During one of the segments on Koffee With Karan, Deepika talked about the early stages of their relationship. She added that she didn't commit to Ranveer as she had been into difficult relationships in the past, and wanted to be free of strings. While they were allowed to see other people, they would keep coming back to each other. She was quoted as saying:
"I wanted to be single for a while because I had come from difficult relationships. 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 to see other people, we would just keep coming back to each other."
Deepika further shared that she would meet other people, but in her mind, she was committed to Ranveer. The actress was quoted as saying:
"I did meet other people. I wasn’t interested or excited by anyone else that I was seeing. In my mind, I was committed to him. I would meet other people, but at the back of my head, it was like, I am going back to him."
What do you think of Twinkle's way of standing up for Deepika?