Pictures of Ranbir Kapoor and Mahira Khan bonding over a smoke in New York hit the internet a few hours ago, and netizens haven’t been able to keep calm since. There is a lot of conjecture about Ranbir and Mahira’s supposed secret romance, with some Twitteratti claiming to have spotted a love bite on Mahira’s back.

Not just gossipmongers, the picture has also attracted the attention of trolls. A lot of hate posts have been directed at Mahira for smoking and wearing a halter dress. One commenter even asked how Mahira could “do this”, being a mother. For the uninitiated, Mahira is a single mother and has a son, Azlaan, who was born in 2014.

Meanwhile, Pakistani actor Ali Zafar has defended Mahira’s decision in an Instagram post. “Every woman has the right to make her own choices in life (as long as she’s not hurting anyone else) just like we men do,” one part of it read.


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