By MM Staff
New Delhi : Grammy and Academy Award winning musician A R Rahman has defended his daughter’s right to wear Hijab.
The musician’s daughter Khatija had donned a Hijab, covering her body in its entirety, save for the eyes during the Slumdog Millionaire 10th anniversary celebrations.
AR Rahman responded to criticisms over daughter Khatija’s choice to wear a Hijab .Her conservative appearance was met with criticism with Rahman himself being called out for “forcing” his daughters to dress modestly.
Several people on the internet expressed their shock at seeing Khatija dressed so conservatively, especially since Rahman is an internationally-acclaimed musician with a diverse musical repertoire. Some also accused him of forcing his daughter to dress in a niqaab.
However, instead of being apologetic, the music maestro responded to the critics by posting another photograph of his daughter wearing a Hijab along with Mukesh Ambani’s wife Nita Ambani with the hashtag #freedomtochoose.