Freedom to choose: Rahman tells trolls

The music maestro AR Rahman firmly slammed those who criticised him for allegedly forcing his daughter Khatija to wear a niqab at an event that marked 10 years of his Slumdog Millionaire Oscar win.

During the event, Khatija was invited on the stage to interview her father, but when she stepped on the stage wearing a niqab, social media started speculating that AR Rahman forced her to wear niqab. The event took place on Monday.

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However, AR Rahman took to Twitter and shared a picture of his wife Sairaa Banu and daughters Khatija and Raheema with Nita Ambani and wrote, “The precious ladies of my family with Nita Ambani ji,” and added that hashtag ‘Freedom To Choose.’

In the picture, Sairaa has covered her head with a dupatta, while his daughter Khatija wore a niqaab but Raheema did not.

Professionally, AR Rahman has won six National awards, two Oscars, two Grammys. He has composed several hit songs. As of now, he is judging The Voice.

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