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‘Khirad’ of ‘Humsafar’, Mahira Khan came under the guns of the moral brigade after her photos with Ranbir Kapoor went viral on social media yesterday. The actress was spotted smoking in short dress, with the ‘Saawariya’ actor.

According to unconfirmed sources, both celebrities were spotted on New York streets, and the snaps were taken in the month of July.

Hotness alter !! #MahiraKhan with #RanbirKapoor caught and snapped on the street of New York !! Love is in the air !!

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Amid the controversy that was sparked on social media, audiences were divided between the ‘conservatives’ and ‘liberals’, with the former reprimanding her for breaching ‘codes of morality.’

Amid this frenzy, local and cross-border celebs rallied in support of her.

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She also got backing from many of her fans, notable names like, Ali Zafar, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Parineeti Chopra, Rishi Kapoor and Varun Dhawan, who also stood up to give a silent call to her haters.

Varun Dhawan sharing his view that, said that, “Shame on them for shaming her”.

Parineeti Chopra was of the view, “It is quite unfair, and it will stop, but social media makes everything too big a deal”.

@mahirahkhan

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While Hamza Ali Abbasi, explained the reasons of the marks on her back, Zafar talked about the women empowerment; considerably a controversial topic to discuss, leaving aside its embracement.

The recent trolling of Mahira Khan is nothing new since many celebrities have been abashed mercilessly by Twitteratis.

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The controversy, will no doubt diffuse in few days but has proved to be the litmus test of the acceptance level of the society.

Desperate for modernity, while welcoming the entertainment evolution, Pakistani society is still ensnared in the shackles of traditionalism, with hypersensitivity expressed to the exhibition of personal morality outside cinema screens.

3 COMMENTS

  1. 1- People are ok with nudity on the screens when done by non-pakistani actresses but wouldn’t accept from one of their own.

    2- Secondly from when did Pakistanis actors and actresses started thinking that they need to reveal more to get attention when our dramas in contrast to indian dramas are more famous in neighbouring countries even without nudity and all that so called bold stuff.

    3- There are three kind of people in Pakistan. (1) those who are fundamentalists and moderate, which I am. (2) hypocrites mentioned in my comment starting (3) those who are using every available force to get liberal without any restriction and they say its their right or private life. And they will defend it publicly on the name of private life or whatever. Such people are ok when public appreciates for their conduct on tv/public but not ok when criticized by same public. Isn’t it also not cool?

    I liked Mahiras Pakistani TV dramas as much as liberal would love to watch. She presented that side of pakistani girl very well to other countries and they loved it. But if she is now presenting herself (not us) then she should accept it openly and people should get over it. But for me its not cool.

  2. “Desperate for modernity, while welcoming the entertainment evolution, Pakistani society is still ensnared in the shackles of traditionalism, with hypersensitivity expressed to the exhibition of personal morality outside cinema screens.”

    Well nobody is desperate in pakistan. We prefer to become modernize and civilized nation rather than confused one. And there is difference bt modernism and nudity. While here modernism is independent thinking and work for betterment. While may be in ur country modernism is categorised under nudity. Moreover, we are proud of our traditions and religion. A bunch of sluts cant malign our state and religion.

  3. Who are we to judge…..what anybody does in their private time is none of our business. She is a public figure but we don’t own her.

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