NEW DELHI: Bollywood’s legendary music maestro AR Rehman has hit back at the social media trolls criticizing him and his daughter for her attire in a recent event.
AR Rehman and his daughter Khatija attended a recent event celebrating the musical success of Slumdog Millionaire.
Rehman’s daughter attended the event wearing a face veil. The father-daughter duo was trolled on social media for wearing and endorsing face veil (niqab) after a video of the event was shared on the web.
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) February 6, 2019
Responding to the criticism, AR Rehman has shut down trolls by sharing a photo of all the women of his family, wife Sairaa, daughters Khatija and Raheema posing with Ambani clan’s matriarch Nita Ambani.
While his wife Sairaa covered her head with a dupatta, Khatija wore a niqab while Raheema did not. The photo was accompanied with #FreedomToChoose.
His daughter Khatija has also hit back at the critics, saying that niqab is her choice.
“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,” Khatija wrote