After Sports Minister Vijay Goel made a comparison of Dangal actress Zaira Waseem with that of a burkha clad woman's painting, it seems the distinction didn’t didn’t go down well with the actress.
Goel in a tweet had posted a painting from an exhibition which was a portrait of a woman in burkha and he wrote, “This painting tells a story similar to @zairawasim. Our girls are breaking out from cages and moving ahead. More power to our daughters!”
Making her stand clear, the Kashmir teen tweeted on Friday, “@VijayGoelBJP Sir, with all respect to you, I feel I must disagree. I request you not to connect me to such a discourteous depiction. She further posted that women in “hijab are beautiful and free”.
“@VijayGoelBJP Moreover, the story depicted through this painting is not even remotely relevant to mine.”
The Sports Minister was quick to clarify what he meant by the comparison as he wrote, “You have interpreted wrong. I appreciated your work and stated that evil and patriarchal notions must be discouraged.
He added, “I'm afraid you still haven't understood. But I wish you all the very best and appreciate your work. Hope to meet & interact too.”
With PTI Inputs