Dangal actress Zaira Wasim hit out at Sports Minister Vijay Goel. He posted an image on social media on Friday depicting a hijab-clad woman calling it reflective of Zaira’s story.

Goel wrote: “This painting tells a story similar to @zairawasim, (Hindi: pinjra todke humari betiya badhne lagi hai aage! Translation: Our girls have broken the shackles to grow.) More power to our daughters!”

Prompt came the response from Zaira who tweeted back saying “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.”

Zaira has been in the news because of a controversial Facebook post that carried a confused apology of her meeting with J&K Chief Minister.