The Pakistani actress has finally broken her silence on the controversy.
Mahira Khan on pictures with Ranbir: It is very normal for a guy, girl to hang out
Mumbai - 18 Oct 2017 12:26 IST
Few weeks back, pictures of Ranbir Kapoor and Pakistani actress Mahira Khan smoking cigarette together in New York had created a storm on the social media. The actress was specifically criticized for smoking, despite being a woman, and for wearing a skimpy outfit.
Soon after, Ranbir spoke out in her defense and expressed his displeasure against people singling out Khan. Now, the actress has finally broken her silence over the issue while taking to a Pakistani news channel.
When asked about her views on the controversy, she said, “What can I comment on that? It was a personal thing. I have learnt from it. I am a very careful person otherwise. People say that I don’t do this (smoking) in films. No, I don’t want to do. I don’t want to do it for the world.”
She also added that there is nothing wrong in them (Khan and Kapoor) hanging out together. “It’s very normal for a girl and a guy to hang out. It’s a very normal thing. Secondly, like I said, we have all learnt from it and we have understood that you people (media) are everywhere. So, we have learnt from it,” Khan said.
In his response, Kapoor had said, “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 added, “Both smoking and hate are injurious to health.”
Watch Mahira Khan's interview here: