Recently, pictures of Mahira Khan and Ranbir Kapoor made rounds over the internet in which both were strolling the streets of New York with cigarettes in hands. Mahira Khan was badly trolled and criticised over the internet for wearing a short dress and smoking.
Rumours were also making rounds that both were involved in a romantic relationship. Post the controversy exploded, actor Ranbir Kapoor issued a public statement taking stand for the Pakistani actress.
Mahira finally opened up over the controversy in an interview with Something and said, “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’’.
The Raees actress confessed that she has identified the source of negative criticism as ‘disappointment’ from the fans. She said, "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’’.
The rumours of their dating began when they both attended Global Teacher Prize in March together.
Currently, Mahira Khan is awaiting the release of her upcoming film Verna, which will release on November 17 in Pakistan.