Mumbai: Mahira Khan can surely enter the list of the most controversial celebrities in Bollywood, though she is just a film old here.
The Pakistani actress seems to be getting discussed in the country only when her name gets tagged to a controversy, like her failure to come to India due to Indo-Pak ties during ‘Raees’ or being snapped smoking with Ranbir Kapoor in New York.
The 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:
The incident reportedly got reactions from Pakistani media and social users, some trolling Sheikh for ‘forcibly trying to kiss’ her and some pinning the blame on Mahira.
Following the uproar, Mahira took to Twitter and reacted how ‘silly stuff’ was floating around for ‘news’ and how he was a legend and mentor to her and would 'vouch for him' always.
Sheikh also had a reaction to it, posing with a pout with Jerjees Seja (CEO of Pakistan’s largest TV network, ARY Digital Network) and Faysal Qureshi (noted Pakistani actor and TV host) on this Instagram picture, the caption of which clearly hints at the controversy.
After the Richard Gere-Shilpa Shetty and Mika-Rakhi Sawant controversies, here’s another kiss to talk about, though in a different country.