A picture from New York had gone viral and post that was the backlash that the actress had to face. The two were seen smoking outside a hotel and Mahira was trolled for wearing short dress and smoking. Yesterday, there came the reports that the two met in London.
But, contrary to reports, Ranbir did not meet Mahira in London. Ranbir had gone to London for his personal work and Mahira was back to Pakistan by the time, the Barfi actor was in London.
So all the rumours can now rest in peace!
In a statement, Ranbir 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 said 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 further added, “PS: Both smoking and hate are injurious to health.”
Recounting how it became a national topic and debate, Mahira, in an interview, said, “That was the first time in my entire career that I was caught up in a so-called controversy and it was strange because there were so many things in that. One, obviously you feel violated, you are in a personal down time moment and someone has just photographed you.”
“Two, obviously there was an uproar, because here I was, someone who is extremely loved in Pakistan, and they sort of keep me up on this pedestal you know, they treat me with a lot of love and a lot of respect. And there are certain things I didn’t realise that they don’t want to see me do,” said Mahira.