AR Rahman’s Daughter Khatija Responds When Trolled for Wearing a Burqa

AR Rahman’s daughter Khatija Rahman lashed out at critics including writer Taslima Nasreen for taking her father’s name while referring to her choice of wearing a burqa. Taslima had said that she feels suffocated when she looks at Khatija wearing a burqa.

Sharing a picture of Khatija in a burqa, Taslima wrote on Twitter, “I absolutely love AR Rahman’s music. But whenever i see his dear daughter, i feel suffocated. It is really depressing to learn that even educated women in a cultural family can get brainwashed very easily.”

Responding to Taslima’s post, Khatija wrote, “Dear Taslima Nasreen, I’m sorry you feel suffocated by my attire. Please get some fresh air, cause I don’t feel suffocated rather I’m proud and empowered for what I stand for. I suggest you google up what true feminism means because it isn’t bashing other women down nor bringing their fathers into the issue. I also don’t recall sending my photos to you for your perusal.”

She further shared a picture of fire along with Carson Kolhoff’s quote on her Instagram and wrote, “Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance, or my kindness for weakness – Carson Kolhoff , To my dearest folks who seem suffocated. Please go and get some fresh air .”

A year ago, AR Rahman was heavily trolled when Khatija had attended an event along with him wearing a burqa.

Khatija shared the screenshot of Taslima’s tweet and wrote, “Been only a year and this topic is in the rounds again..there’s so much happening in the country and all people are concerned about is the piece of attire a woman wants to wear. Wow, I’m quite startled. Every time this topic comes the fire in me rages and makes me want to say a lot of things.”