Pakistani actor Armeena Khan called out former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson over his derogatory comments against women who wear the burqa.

Earlier on Sunday Johnson said women who wear burqas "look like letterboxes" and compared them to "bank robbers".

The British-Pakistani actor took to Twitter and said the former London mayor was restricting freedom of choice by his words and dictating what women should wear.

She tweeted, “Yet another privileged middle-aged bloke telling women what they can and can’t wear. If a woman wants to wear a burqa it’s her right Mr. #BorisJohnson it is her RIGHT to choose which goes hand in hand with British values,”

“If a woman wants to wear a short dress, it is her right and freedom to do so. If a woman wants to wear a burqa it is her right to do so. I will defend the basic principle which is the right to choose" she added.

Johnson’s comments drew widespread criticism and call for him to apologise.

On the other hand, British Prime Minister Theresa May also urged the former London mayor to apologise for his comments. May acknowledged that Johnson's comments had "clearly caused offence".