Controversy was caused last week when fans were surprised to see pictures of Ranbir Kapoor and Mahira Khan hanging out in New York, smoking in an alley. The pictures seemed enough for their fans to deduce that something was going on between these two. However, some fans were more vocal than others.

Pakistani movie fans were far harsher than their Indian counterparts as they relentlessly trolled Khan for wearing a backless dress as well as smoking in a public place, reports Bollywood Life. Many of her colleagues, both from the Pakistani movie industry as well as Bollywood, came out in support of her. Even Kapoor had spoken about this to a channel where he called out on the bigots who tried to demean her character, just because she is a woman. But since the incident Khan had been silent. Until now.

When asked about the controversy during the promotion of her upcoming movie ‘Verna,’ she said, “I am a very careful person otherwise. People ask me that I do not do this in films (smoking and wearing backless dress); I say I do not want to. Why should I do anything to show the world? It is my personal life and it is very normal for a boy and girl to hang out. Nowadays, media is not only present at events but everywhere. So, I have learnt from it.”

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