The 'Dangal' actress Zaira Wasim has been in the news recently for meeting Jammu and Kashmir chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti after which she had posted an apology on Facebook.
She is once again making headlines, this time for shutting up Union Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs, Vijay Goel after he made an unusual comment about her on Twitter.
Vijay Goel wrote, "This painting tells a story similar to that of Zaira Wasim," tagging the young actress on Twitter. Goel had posted a picture of him with a painting of a woman in burkha.
Responding to the tweet, Zaira Wasim said, "Sir, with all respect to you, I feel I must disagree. I request you not to connect me to such a discourteous depiction. Women in hijab are beautiful and free. Moreover, the story depicted through this painting is not even remotely relevant to mine."
Thereafter, Goel tried to clarify his part stating he has been misinterpreted. "You have interpreted wrong. I appreciated your work and stated that evil and patriarchal notions must be discouraged. ," Goel said.
He further tried to cover-up the goof-up best way he could. "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," he said.