Zaira Wasim of 'Dangal' fame from Jammu and Kashmir recently hit back at Union minister for sports and youth affairs Vijay Goel on Friday for a tweet that he posted about her.
The minister posted a picture of him with a painting of a woman in burkha: "This painting tells a story similar to that of Zaira Wasim," he said tagging the young actress on Twitter. To which, the 16-year-old was quick to respond
Zaira Wasim, who is already at the centre of a controversy facing flak for meeting J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, was quick to react to Vijay Goel's tweet which also read, "More power to our daughters!"
Addressing him as 'sir' in her response, Zaira Wasim tweeted:
"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," she said.