Even as a lot has been written and debated about the manner in which actors Ranbir Kapoor and Mahira Khan were spotted in New York City, the actress herself remained tightlipped so far. She has been criticized for seen smoking with Ranbir Kapoor and most of the criticism came about from her own country Pakistan.
Why she chose to speak out now is a mystery but here is what she did speak. According to a news report, a video which shows Mahira answering questions about the photographs in question has surfaced online. In the video which has probably been posted on Instagram by a fan of the actress, Mahira says, “Main kya comment ker sakti hoon…It was a personal thing…I have learnt from it…because I am a very careful person otherwise and I have learnt…”
When quizzed if the photographs were a part of a film’s scene, she said, “these are personal questions….It’s very normal for a girl and a guy to hangout…it’s a very normal thing…secondly as I have said we have all learnt from it…and we have understood that aap log (media) jo hain woh sirf yahan nahin hain har jagah hain.”
Mahira made her Bollywood debut with Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raees directed by Rahul Dholakia. She is a very popular celebrity in Pakistan and has a huge fan following there. She was spotted with Ranbir at the Global Teacher Prize event earlier this year. Soon after the event was over, images of the two at the venue had emerged online.
However, celebrities in Bollywood extended support to the actress by defending her and giving befitting replies to trolls.