Bollywood stars Mahira Khan and Ranbir Kapoor’s pictures from their New York tour lately went viral online. While Ranbir chose to come out with a press note, Mahira Khan did not speak up about the issue.
In an interview with a portal, while promoting her forthcoming release, Verna, Mahira finally opened up. She revealed, “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.”
She also told, “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.”
Mahira will be seen playing a powerful character in her forthcoming release, Shoiab Mansoor’s Verna. The trailer of the movie has received enthusiastic reviews.
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