Bollywood stars are minutely watched 24/7. The media finds every single bit about them and serves those as dollops to the people to judge. What follows next are trolls, abuses, and opinions. Nobody cares to know the sensitivity of a situation. The same thing happened when photos of Ranbir and Mahira Khan bonding over a smoke went viral. People raised a hue and cry as if they have seen a prohibited activity. The target, especially, was Mahira because of her religion, country, and status of a single mother.
As the pictures became viral, Mahira became the centre of the controversy and people also disgraced her for what she was wearing.
Celebrities including Varun Dhawan and Ali Zafar expressed their support and reminded people not to shame someone’s choices. Parineeti Chopra also raised a valid point: Because of social media, everything becomes too big a deal.
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) 22 September 2017
To end this matter, Ranbir Kapoor told NDTV that he admires Mahira for what she is and it is very unfair to judge her. He said:
“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.”
Why are targeting each other’s choices? Let freedom be a way of life.