Mumbai: Recently, AR Rahman’s daughter, Khatija attended an event which was organized on the occasion of the 10-year celebrations of the music of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.
Instead of focusing on what she said, many netizens trolled her for wearing ‘Hijab’.
Here’re a few of the reactions of Twitterati.
Good to see A.R Rehman with his Frilly Ninja daughter..
Smashing Brahmical patriarchy like a boss 😎 pic.twitter.com/oe2HhARglX
— Vivekk | विवेक | বিবেক | விவேக் (@Oyevivekk) February 6, 2019
Proud of his music. Ashamed of his imposition of a medieval tyranny to his new age daughter. Saree and veil don’t go together, they stand for exactly opposition ideas. Saree celebrates womanhood. Burqa/ veil subdues it 10 feet under. https://t.co/PvZx89WQe2
— 🇮🇳🇺🇸Ajoy Chatterjee🇮🇳🇺🇸 (@AjoyChatterjee) February 7, 2019
This image has saddened me.. In India little girls or for that matter any girl does not need to cover her face like this. Really sad… pic.twitter.com/ni7veXeAkT
— Sunanda Vashisht (@sunandavashisht) February 6, 2019
According to the report published in Times Now, Khatija defended and said, “The recent conversation of myself on stage with my dad has been doing the rounds. Although, I didn’t expect such an overwhelming response. However, there were certain comments which said that this attire is being forced by my dad and that he has double standards. I would like to say that the attire I wear or the choices I make in my life does not have anything to do with my parents. The veil has been my personal choice with complete acceptance and honor. I’m a sane mature adult who knows to make my choices in life. Any human being has a choice to wear or do what he/she wants and that’s what I’ve been doing. Hence, kindly don’t make your own judgments without understanding the exact situation. #freedomofchoice #Embracingmyidentity”.
Mr. A.R. Rahman also shared his family photograph with caption, “The precious ladies of my family Khatija, Raheema, and Sairaa with NitaAmbaniji #freedomtochoose “.
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) February 6, 2019
After the controversy over the Hijab of his daughter, Mr. Rahman shared photographs of his kids, Khatija, Raheema and AR Ameen. He also wrote, “Raheema ,Khatija and Ameen posing for Hello magazine”.
Meanwhile, many people appreciated AR Rahman and his daughter, Khatija for perfectly dealing with the Hijab controversy.
It may be recalled that on the occasion of 10-year celebrations of the music of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, Khatija had appreciated her father’s generosity.