Ranbir Kapoor breaks silence on smoking pic with Mahira Khan

Ranbir Kapoor and Mahira Khan’s smoking picture outside a hotel in New York spark lots of controversy. The Pakistani actress was highly criticized for her   

Now, Ranbir Kapoor has broken his silence on the viral pictures. "I've gotten to know Mahira in a personal capacity over the last few months. She is somebody who I admire and respect, for her achievements and even more for the person she is. It is very unfair the way she is being judged and spoken about. What is also sad is the inequality in judgment just because she is a woman. I request you to stop the negativity and move on with your beautiful god gifted lives. Peace and love," the actor told NDTV.

In an ending message to the trolls, he said, "PS: Both smoking and hate are injurious to health."

Ranbir and Mahira were first clicked together at the Global Teacher Prize event in Dubai. Their closeness gave rise to the rumour of their blooming romance. However, Mahira in her Instagram post rubbished the dating rumour.