The Raees (2017) actress, however, jumped to the defence of the senior actor.
After Papon's case, Pakistani actor Javed Sheikh slammed for trying to kiss Mahira Khan
Mumbai - 24 Feb 2018 18:00 IST
Updated : 25 Feb 2018 16:40 IST
Indian singer Papon has found himself in the midst of a storm after kissing a minor girl in a Facebook live video.
Meanwhile, another allegedly inappropriate kiss has created a storm across the border.
Senior actor Javed Sheikh was slammed on social media for trying to peck a visibly uncomfortable Mahira Khan at an awards do in Karachi.
The incident happened three days ago, but Khan was later flooded with messages slamming Sheikh.
Khan picked up the Best Actress award for her film Verna (2017) at the Lux Style Awards. Sheikh congratulated Khan and tried to kiss her, but she withdrew.
Khan’s social media handles were littered with fans condemning Sheikh's conduct. But there were also fans who slammed the critics and urging Khan to ignore the needless negativity.
The actress herself was taken aback by the comments and jumped to Sheikh's defence.
“I have just woken up to such silly stuff floating around," she posted on Twitter. "It’s good to be aware and have an opinion but for god's sake don’t use anything and everything to make news. Javed Sheikh of all people! He is a legend and a mentor to all of us in this industry. Would vouch for him always.”
I have just woken up to such silly stuff floating around. It’s good to be aware and have an opinion but for Gods sake don’t use anything and everything to make news. Javed Sheikh of all people! He is a legend and a mentor to all of us in this industry. Would vouch for him always.— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) February 21, 2018
This is not the first time Khan has courted controversy. Last year, her dinner plan with Indian actor Ranbir Kapoor invited the ire of conservatives who slammed the actress for her dressing and smoking.
Khan enjoys popularity in India owing to her TV shows. She made her Hindi film debut with Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees (2017). Sheikh had played Shah Rukh Khan’s father in the Farah Khan-starrer Om Shanti Om (2007).
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