Hyderabad, January 22 (NIA): ‘Dangal‘ star Zaira Wasim ticked off Indian Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Vijay Goel for a slur about hijab wearing girls in a tweet in which she was tagged.
Goel had posted a picture of himself with a painting of a woman in burkha and wrote: “This painting tells a story similar to that of Zaira Wasim. More power to our daughters.”
Zaira, who is already facing flak for acting as a young wrestler in the blockbuster movie Dangal, reacted to Goel’s tweet angrily.
”Why has hijab become a topic for the Sports Minister?” she asked and then said: “Sir, with all respect to you, I feel I must disagree. I request you not to connect me to such a discourteous depiction. Women in hijab are beautiful and free. Moreover, the story depicted through this painting is not even remotely relevant to mine.”
(The featured image at the top shows Indian Sports Minister Vijay Goel and Zaira Wasim)