It appears that Vijay Goel, Union Minister’s tweet had offended the Dangal Star Zaira Wasim. In a tweet, the minister praised the actor which backfired today as the teen bluntly told him for “discourteous depiction”.
The Sports Minister tweeted a photo from the India Art Fest of a painting that shows a woman in a hijab and another symbolically inside a cage. The tweet read, “This painting tells a story similar to @zairawasim. Pinjara tod kar humari betiyaan badhne lagi hai aage. More power to our daughters!” However, now the tweet has been deleted.
Perhaps, Goel didn’t anticipate the response he received. Wasim tweeted that the painting which he tweeted was “not remotely relevant” to her and she also pointed out that she did not like the stereotyping.
However, Goel defended himself saying that the teen has “misinterpreted wrong” and that he has seen her work and appreciated it. He said that the “evil and patriarchal notions must be discouraged.”
He also tweeted, “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.”
16-year-old Zaira Wasim, who has won wide acclaim and popularity as the younger version of wrestling champion Geeta Phogat, recently confronted a controversy when she posted an apology on Facebook and then removed it apparently after being trolled after her meeting with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.