When pictures of Pakistani actress Mahira Khan and Ranir Kapoor hit the internet recently, there was complete buzz everywhere. The actress was seen smoking with the Jagga Jasoos actor and, members of the social media didn’t take the pictures in a good way. The pictures, apparently clicked in New York, showed the celeb duo deep in discussion with cigarettes in their hands. What followed next was heaps and heaps of criticisms and, within no time Mahira Khan was heavily trolled.
The comments on the Internet ranged from questioning Mahira, such as “how could a Muslim girl wear semi-naked dress” to others asking how a mother of one child “behave like this.”
The “Raees” actor is a single mother and has a son, Azlaan. But some social media users came forward in support of the actor, saying she is an adult and has all the right to conduct herself in the manner she deems fit.
Several celebrities also came forward to extend their support to Mahira Khan. Parineeti Chopra, who is all set to star in Golmaal Again said, “I’ll just say one line. It’s a little unfair. Everybody knows it’s unfair and it’ll stop. Today, because of social media, everything becomes too big a deal.”
Pakistani actor Ali Zafar too, defended Mahira in an Instagram post, saying, “Every woman has the right to make her own choices in life (as long as she’s not hurting anyone else) just like we men do.”
“Must we choose gossip, intrigue and the self-appointed right of judgement over restrain, grace, tolerance and compassion?”
“How we react defines our own character. Choose wisely for we all shall be judged
Judwaa 2 actor Varun Dhawan also echoed Parineeti’s thoughts and said, “Shame on them for shaming her,” Varun said in an interview while responding to the story.