After a lot of hullaballoo over leaked pictures of the duo chilling in New York City where the talented actress was trolled for wearing a short backless dress while smoking publicly, Mahira has finally broken her silence on the issue.
According to Pinkvilla.com, the actress in an interview with a website has been quoted as saying, “She said, “I’d be lying if I said that I decided right off the bat that I wouldn’t respond to this controversy. And I’m a very strong woman but when all of this happened, I was completely shattered and broken. I would think about posting a statement every day. Then I would stop myself because I just wouldn’t know what to say.”
Adding, “Thankfully, ‘Power Di Game’ was ready to be released, which I thought was perfect timing, so I just posted that as sort of a response to the trolls. But to be honest, I understand where all the criticism came from and it didn’t come from a place of hate. I’m not talking about the trolls but those who were genuinely disappointed to see those pictures. It’s the same disappointment that my nani or my mamoo would have felt seeing that. So even now when I meet an older lady who says that she didn’t like the pictures, I’m quick to apologize.”
She is currently busy promoting her upcoming venture Verna—a Shoaib Mansoor film. It stars Mahira in the lead besides Haroon Shahid, Rasheed Naz, Zarrar Khan and Naimal Khawar.