Twitter is once again abuzz after a video of Mahira Khan smoking at a function, emerged. A small video clip, which apparently was made without the consent of the actress, showed Mahira smoking a cigarette before her entrance at a show.
Once again, the twitter and social media started criticising the actress for smoking. Mahira’s photograph with Ranbir Kapoor emerged from New York in September last year, months after the actress’ Bollywood debut Raees hit the screens. The actress said she felt “violated” when images of her sharing a cigarette with Indian actor Ranbir Kapoor emerged in the media.
Recounting how it became a “national topic and debate”, she said: “That was the first time in my entire career that I was caught up in a so-called controversy and it was strange because there were so many things in that. One, obviously you feel violated, you are in a personal downtime moment and someone has just photographed you.
“Two, obviously there was an uproar because here I was, someone who is extremely loved in Pakistan, and they sort of keep me up on this pedestal you know, they treat me with a lot of love and a lot of respect. And there are certain things I didn’t realise that they don’t want to see me do.“At that point yes, it was crazy honestly because it lasted for a while… It was crazy, it was ridiculous.”