Before she could even recover from the controversy that erupted when she met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, Zaira Wasim, the girl who played the younger version of Geeta Phogtat in Dangal, has found herself embroiled in another.
This time, it was BJP's Sports Minister Vijay Goel. He sent out an atrocious tweet, which we aren't sure was to empathise with her or just be vicious towards Muslims in general.
In the image, Goel is seen looking at an artwork that shows a helpless woman in a cage. Behind her is a picture of a woman in a burqa.
The painting depicts burqa as a symbol of Islamic oppression. How Goel though that could be equated to Zaira's journey (who he seemingly doesn't know too well) is something that only he knows but the child star didn't take too well to the tweet, obviously.
To this, Zaira tweeted back saying:
— Zaira Wasim (@zairawasim) January 20, 2017
@VijayGoelBJP Women in hijab are beautiful and free (2/3)— Zaira Wasim (@zairawasim) January 20, 2017
@VijayGoelBJP Moreover, the story depicted through this painting is not even remotely relevant to mine. (3/3)— Zaira Wasim (@zairawasim) January 20, 2017
Way to go, Zaira!
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