Mumbai: 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
— | 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
It may be mentioned that on the occasion, she appreciated her father’s generosity and said, “the world sees you for your awards and accomplishments but for me, I think the most important thing that you have done as a father is the values you have taught us. Your humility matters the most for me. Not an atom of your character has changed ever since you won the Oscars. Ten years back and now, you are still the same except the time you spend with us has reduced. I think you are making it up now by taking us on short trips!”.
She further said, “I am deeply inspired by your generosity. There are a lot of things (social welfare work) which you do and which you don’t tell us and I come to know through third persons”. “He (AR Rahman) follows the Prophet (PBUH)”, she added.
When she asked her father to give advice for his kids, Mr. Rahman said that he had taught everything he had learned from his mother and now, she has to follow her heart. “Pray to God, he will guide you”, he added.
The team of Slumdog Millionaire also attended the celebration.