LOLLYWOOD: The Pakistani actress is now involved in another controversy, for a change, not involving Indian actors, but there’s a Ranbir connection for sure.
Pakistani veteran actor Javed Sheikh, who had played Ranbir’s father in ‘Tamasha’, is a part of this one.
Mahira was felicitated with the Best Actress award at the LUX Style Awards 2018 held in Karachi, and a video of what happened when she went up on the stage, is going viral.
After Mahira ‘cheek kissed’ Mawra Hocane, another actress who has worked in Hindi films, she proceeded to collect her trophy from Shaikh.
Whether he intended to do the same and Mahira smartly turned away from it, or she in a way hugged him, it was a super awkward moment on the stage.
Watch the video and decide for yourself:
Pakistani actress Mahira Khan quite literally turns the other cheek as actor Javed Sheikh tries to kiss her on the cheek at the Lux Style Awards pic.twitter.com/uyYrj4RXey
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) February 21, 2018
However before the news could get twisted further, Mahira herself took charge and clarified the ‘gesture’ and Javed’s intentions. She tweeted, “I have just woken up to such silly stuff floating around. It’s good to be aware and have an opinion but for God’s sake don’t use anything and everything to make news. Javed Sheikh of all people! He is a legend and a mentor to all of us in this industry. Would vouch for him always.”
I have just woken up to such silly stuff floating around. It’s good to be aware and have an opinion but for Gods sake don’t use anything and everything to make news. Javed Sheikh of all people! He is a legend and a mentor to all of us in this industry. Would vouch for him always.
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) February 21, 2018