Mahira faced one of the most talked-about controversies of her career last year after her photos with Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor went viral and months after that, the actress has opened up about how it made her feel.
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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.”
“At that point yes, it was crazy honestly because it lasted for a while… It was crazy, it was ridiculous.”
Her film Raees, starring Bollywood ‘badshah’ Shah Rukh Khan, did not get a chance to release in Pakistan. Mahira said she was excited for the film to release in her nation.
“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.”
Mahira Khan, who is a single mother, made her Bollywood debut with Shah Rukh Khan’s 2017 film Raees. She is currently busy with her upcoming films Saat Din Mohabbat In and Maula Jatt 2.