“It’s my personal life”: Mahira breaks silence on pictures with Ranbir

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KARACHI: Mahira Khan is definitely a force to be reckoned with. After weeks of silence following the targeted hate and bashing at her when pictures of her smoking with Bollywood actor Ranbir went viral, the Raees goddess has finally broken the silence and forwarded her stance on the matter.
A few weeks ago, the duo was spotted taking a smoke break outside a hotel in New York. This led to fans from all over the World, speculating.
In conversation with the media at the trailer launch of her upcoming film Verna, Mahira asserted: “It is my personal life and it is very normal for a boy and girl to hang out. Nowadays, the media is not only present at events but everywhere. So, I have learned from it (in reference to the incident).”
She further added, “I am a very careful person otherwise. People ask me why I do not do this in films and it’s simply because I do not want to. Why should I do anything to show the world?”
Previously, Ranbir had given a statement in Mahira’s defense saying, “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. PS: Both smoking and hate are injurious to health.”
Mahira made her Bollywood debut in 2017 with Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees.
The diva is now all set to make a vengeful comeback to the Pakistani film industry with Shoaib Mansoor (well-renowned for his brilliant accolades such as Khuda Kay Lie and Bol) helmed Verna, starring Haroon Shahid, Zarar Khan, Naimal Khawar and Rasheed Naz, slated to release on the 17th of November.