Ranbir Kapoor and Mahira Khan sent their fans into a frenzy when their photos went viral on social media. Both the actors were spotted in New York, catching up and smoking on the sidewalk. While speculations about their alleged romance started immediately, few people targeted single mother and popular Pakistani actress Mahira, for smoking and tarnishing her image. After much slut-shaming online, many celebrities from Pakistan took Mahira’s side, asking trolls to grow up and let Mahira live her own life.
Now, Ranbir has broken his silence over the much-talked-about photos. In an official statement, the actor said, “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 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.”
— Filmfare (@filmfare) September 23, 2017
Ending his statement with a hard-hitting postscript, Ranbir added, “Both smoking and hate are injurious to health.”
While the statement neither confirms nor denies Ranbir’s link-up rumors with the actress, it surely targets the trolls to mind their own business.