Last year, pictures of Mahira Khan with Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor went viral and kind of became a “national topic”
Particularly because she was “smoking” and that too with a “Guy” who is an “Indian” actor.
Recently, Mahira was interviewed for BBC World News show ‘HardTalk’, where the actress was asked about the controversy.
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 down time 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 realize 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.”
Her film Raees, opposite Bollywood King Khan ‘Shah Rukh Khan”, did not get a chance to release in Pakistan. To which she said:
“I was more excited about ‘Raees’ being released in Pakistan than anywhere else, because all I wanted was to sit there with my best friends and my child Azlaan and the audience and watch this and I couldn’t.”
“I think their decisions sometimes are based on things that don’t even concern the film sometimes. So you know I don’t think that was the reason. They said it but I don’t know. I don’t know if ‘Raees’ was released today, would it be released,”
“It was a two-way thing. We got stuck under the political fire really, nothing else.” she also clarified, “Pakistan is still showing Indian films, we haven’t banned Indian films at all.”
All we can say is, more power to you girl!💕 Mahira will be seen next in Maula Jutt 2 opposite Fawad Khan!
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