A few weeks back, Bollywood fans were surprised to see pictures of Ranbir Kapoor and Mahira Khan hanging out in New York, smoking in an alley. Though they were just lighting a fag there, the pictures were enough for their fans to deduce that something was going on between these two. However, the Pakistani movie fans were far harsher than their Indian counterparts as they relentlessly trolled Mahira for wearing a backless picture as well as smoking in a public place. Many of her colleagues both from Pakistani movie industry as well as in Bollywood came out in support of her. Even Ranbir had spoken about this to a channel where he called out on the bigots who tried to demean her character, just because she is a woman. But Mahira had been silent.
Well, until now, as she finally opens up about what she felt about the backlash she got over those controversial pics. She was asked about this when she was promoting her upcoming movie Verna. She said, "I am a very careful person otherwise. People ask me that I do not do this in films (smoking and wearing backless dress), I say I do not want to. Why should I do anything to show the world? It is my personal life and it is very normal for a boy and girl to hang out. Nowadays, media is not only present at events but everywhere. So, I have learnt from it." Mahira, what can we say other than quote these lines from a popular Kishore Kumar song - Kuch toh log kahenge, logon ka kaam hai kehna. Chhodo bekaar ki baaton ko....kahin beeth na jaaye raina!
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Earlier, NDTV quoted a statement of Ranbir which read, “I’ve gotten to know Mahira in a personal capacity over the last few months. She is somebody who I admire and respect, for her achievements and even more for the person she is. It is very unfair the way she is being judged and spoken about. What is also sad is the inequality in judgment just because she is a woman. I request you to stop the negativity and move on with your beautiful god gifted lives. Peace and love.” He completed it with a note at the end which is the best reaction ever. It says, “PS: Both smoking and hate are injurious to health.”
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