Mumbai: Manushi Chhillar, who was crowned Miss World 2017 on Saturday, has taken Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's tweet on her surname boldly.
Punning on the word 'chillar', which in English means ‘small change’, Tharoor on Sunday tweeted: "What a mistake to demonetise our currency! BJP should have realised that Indian cash dominates the globe: look, even our Chhillar has become Miss World!"
Replying to a tweet on the issue, which called for the need to be more tolerant towards light-hearted humour, Manushi said: "A girl who has just won the World isn’t going to be upset over a tongue-in-cheek remark. ‘Chillar’ talk is just small change – let’s not forget the ‘chill’ within Chhillar."
Exactly @vineetjaintimes agree with you on this. A girl who has just won the World isn’t going to be upset over a tongue-in-cheek remark. ‘Chillar’ talk is just small change - let’s not forget the ‘chill’ within Chhillar 🙂 @ShashiTharoor https://t.co/L5gqMf8hfi— Manushi Chhillar (@ManushiChhillar) November 20, 2017
Tharoor had apologised after his tweet stoked a controversy and asked people to “chill”.
"Guess the pun IS the lowest form of humour, & the bilingual pun lower still! Apologies to the many who seem to have been righteously offended by a light-hearted tweet today. Certainly no offence was meant to a bright young girl whose answer I've separately praised. Please: Chill!" he tweeted.