New Delhi, Nov 8: Ranbir Kapoor and Mahira Khan's picture published recently stopped traffic on social media few days back. Their picuteres went viral instantly and made things miserable for both the stars.
in the viral images, two were seen casually strolling the streets of New York with cigarettes in hands. The pictures left a lots of fans confused and they began speculating if the two are dating each other.
The story didn’t end here. Mahira started getting trolled for these viral pictures and also for smoking despite being a mother. Ranbir came to Mahira's rescue and issued a public statement standing up for the Pakistani actor. But while the internet was exploding, Mahira took the high road and decided to remain quiet.
Now, Mahira has 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.”
But Mahira also understands where the criticism comes from. The beautiful actress says that she knows why people were genuinely disappointed in her like her elders would be and how she now is quick to apologise when somebody points out the pictures.
She says, “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.”
But Mahira is not one to shy away from the fact that being a celebrity means living up to the expectations of their fans. She confidently says that she is a good role model, “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.”