There are frequent discussions about AR Rahman’s adoption of Islam, but once he was trolled for wearing his daughter’s hijab. He accompanied his daughter to an event to mark the completion of 10 years of the Oscar Award for the music of his Slumdog Millionaire movie.
During this, his daughter Khatija Rahman gave an emotional speech. Some people were praising this speech of Khatija, then a section of social media started trolling AR Rahman about it. AR Rahman was being accused of adopting a double attitude towards women’s freedom. Then these allegations were answered by AR Rahman sharing a picture of daughters and wife with Nita Ambani.
In this picture, AR Rahman’s wife and daughter are seen with Neeta Ambani. Captioning the picture (with the #FreedomtoChoose hashtag) he wrote, “Precious women from my family with Khatija, Rahima and Saira Neeta Ambani ji.” In this, Rahima is seen in a pink color salwar shoot, while Khatija is seen wearing a burqa.
– ARRahman (@arrahman) February 6, 2019
This photo emphasizes what Rahman is referring to in the tweet’s hashtag. Where he is insisting on the freedom to choose. His daughter Khatija is seen wearing a mask, which covers her face and hair. Rahima’s another daughter, Rahima, appears with open hair. His wife Saira has just covered her hair with a dupatta.
This picture of Rahman’s family still keeps circulating on social media and during this time many people came in support of the musician. Khatija wrote on Facebook talking about these allegations.
Khatija wrote, “I am a smart adult girl who knows how to choose the things she likes in her life. Any human being has the choice to wear and do anything that he does or wants to do and that’s what I am Am doing. Therefore, please do not pass your Judgment without understanding the situation. # Freedomofchoice “He also said that he did not expect such a response after his speech.
Talking about his father during an event, Khatija said, “My recent conversation on stage with my father is getting a lot of discussion, although I didn’t expect such a huge response. Although some people Said that I was forced by my father to wear the clothes that I wore and he holds double standards. But I would like to say that whatever I wear or whatever I choose in my life, It has nothing to do with my parents. Mask is my personal choice with full acceptance and respect. “