The photos of Ranbir Kapoor and Mahira Khan’s broke the internet. Cigarettes in hands, the two were seen casually strolling the streets of New York but their photos left a lot of fans wondering if the two were involved in a romantic relationsh
During an interview with Something Haute for her upcoming film Verna, Mahira said that she was ‘completely shattered and broken’ after folks trolled her mercilessly over pictures in which she was seen dressed in a backless ensemble, smoking on the streets of New York with Ranbir Kapoor.
Now, Mahira has finally decided to break her silence over the matter and shared to somethinghaute.com how she felt broken and shattered after the incident. She says, “I’d be lying if I said that I decided right off the bat that I wouldn’t respond to this controversy. And I’m a very strong woman but when all of this happened, I was completely shattered and broken. I would think about posting a statement every day. Then I would stop myself because I just wouldn’t know what to say.”
Just like journalists, this Pakistani actress also waited for a film release to bare her heart about the matter. Mahira said, “Thankfully, ‘Power Di Game’ was ready to be released, which I thought was perfect timing, so I just posted that as sort of a response to the trolls. But to be honest, I understand where all the criticism came from and it didn’t come from a place of hate. I’m not talking about the trolls but those who were genuinely disappointed to see those pictures. It’s the same disappointment that my nani or my mamoo would have felt seeing that. So even now when I meet an older lady who says that she didn’t like the pictures, I’m quick to apologize.”
Accepting her flaws, Mahira answered if fans should still consider as a role model. She said, “People ask me if I’m a good role model for my fans, and my response to that is that yes, I am a role model but I’m not the perfect role model. I am human, I make mistakes. And I was really happy to see that there were so many people who stood up for me. It goes to show that the narrative in Pakistan is changing, and if nothing else, I’m happy to have been part of that narrative.”
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