Twinkle Khanna: How can I feel patriotic if I am about to see Ranveer Singh in his underwear?

Updated: Dec 16, 2016, 11:05 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

Bollywood actress-turned-writer Twinkle Khanna's take on Supreme Court's recent order, which directs all cinema halls across the country to play National Anthem before the start of movies, is apt!

Twinkle Khanna: Why will I feel patriotic when I am about to see Ranveer Singh in his underwear?
Twinkle Khanna: Why will I feel patriotic when I am about to see Ranveer Singh in his underwear?

Bollywood actress-turned-writer Twinkle Khanna's take on Supreme Court's recent order, which directs all cinema halls across the country to play National Anthem before the start of movies, is apt!

In her column for Times Of India, Twinkle Khanna gave her take on SC's order on making national anthem mandatory at cinema halls.

Twinkle Khanna wrote, "Scrolling through my phone on the way to the office, I stumble on the news that to instill "committed patriotism and nationalism", the Supreme Court has now ordered all cinema halls to play the national anthem and folks are obliged to stand up and show respect to the same.

Now, I am admittedly one of those barmy women who get teary-eyed during our national anthem and bellow it out as loudly as we can, much to the embarrassment of our children. I have even gone on a tour to the Wagah border where, along with the 200 people sitting beside me, I too screamed myself hoarse with 'Jai Hind' and 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' competing vigorously with the Pakistanis raising their slogans across the border, because not having variable parameters to judge nationalism, we seem to simply define it by volume, hoping the loudest wins.

But I still can't wrap my head around how and why I am obliged to feel patriotic when I have merely booked tickets for 'Befikre', and am about to see Ranveer Singh in his tight red underwear."

Do you agree with her opinion? Tell us in comments below!

Also read: Twinkle Khanna takes a dig at PM Narendra Modi's demonetisation move

The Supreme Court last week directed cinema halls to play the National Anthem before the start of movies, saying it will instil 'constitutional patriotism as well as committed patriotism and nationalism'.

The playing of the anthem will be accompanied by an image of the Tricolour on the screen, the court said while barring its commercial exploitation, dramatisation or playing of an abridged version.

The court said when the National Anthem is sung or played, it is imperative on the part of everyone present to show due respect and honour by standing up.

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