After being trolled on social media over her ‘provocative’ choice of clothing and for smoking in public, actor Mahira Khan has found support in her friends and popular Pakistani actors like Ali Zafar, Humaima Malick, Marwa and Urwa Hocane. “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. How we react defines our own character. Choose wisely, for we shall be judged,” Ali Zafar said in his note.

Humaima tweeted: “Ok. So now you can’t date anyone, can’t smoke, can’t go out, can’t wear what you want to just because you are a celebrity. More power to all artist and girl. Mahira Khan live your life your way.” 

Urwa wrote: “Stay stronger Mahira Khan! Love and power your way.”

In the photo that has gone viral, Mahira can be seen smoking alongside Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor outside a hotel in New York. Mahira, who made her Bollywood debut with Raees earlier this year, found support in Mawra too. She wrote: “Strength your way! Mahira Khan.”

Earlier in the day, Ranbir Kapoor also extended his support to the Pakistani actor and 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.”

Ever since Ranbir Kapoor and Mahira Khan were spotted together at an event in Dubai this year, rumours have been doing rounds that the duo is seeing each other.