Oscar-winning Indian music composer A R Rahman, who was trolled on social media as his daughter Khatija wore a niqab (face veil) at an event, defended her "freedom to choose".
Rahman received flak on social media after his daughter in niqab shared a stage with him. The event was to celebrate 10 years of the movie 'Slumdog Millionaire', which had won Rahman an Academy award.
His daughter had shared the stage with him during the event. She wore a black saree and her face was covered with only her eyes visible.
Photographs from the event led a section of social media users to raise questions.
Rahman on Wednesday took to Twitter to shut the trollers with another photograph, which featured Khatija, his other daughter Raheema, wife Sairaa and Nita Ambani -- from the event.
"The precious ladies of my family Khatija, Raheema and Sairaa with Nita Ambaniji. Freedom to choose," wrote Rahman in a subtle yet strong response to trollers.