Ranbir Kapoor and Mahira Khan’s viral pictures from New York have been trending for two days now. Ranbir Kapoor, who is rumored to be dating the Pakistani actress after they appeared together at Global Teacher Prize event in March, talked about the viral pictures and he seemed more perturbed with the fact that Mahira was trolled for smoking and wearing a short dress than the pictures. “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 very unfair the way she is being judged 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. Peace and love,” read his statement. “PS: Both smoking and hate are injurious to health,” he added.
The pictures created a frenzy on social media where everyone had something to say about the stars. While some fans liked this new ‘it’ pairing, there were others who slammed the actress for wearing a short backless dress and smoking publicly with the ‘Rockstar’ Kapoor lad.
Industry people extended their support to the actress and bashed the trolls for using foul language on a public platform. From Ali Zafar to Varun Dhawan and Parineeti—all backed the actress.