Karachi: Pakistani actress Mahira Khan has apologised for posing with a guy, dressed up as a Shiv Sena worker at a Halloween party, after inviting backlash from Indian fans. The photo showed Mahira as a catwoman smiling, while posing with the guy, who is holding a placard that reads “Mahira ko bahar nikalo”, referring to the Shiv Sena’s threat that they will not let any Pakistani artist enter Maharashtra.
The 32-year-old actress, who is making her Bollywood debut with superstar Shah Rukh Khan-starrer “Raees”, in a series of tweets offered her apology and also said creative people should not be dragged into politics of two nations. “The image from a Halloween event I attended has been made out to be something it never was. It was not done intentionally to hurt anybody’s sentiments, neither to make a political statement,” Mahira said.
“As many have said before me, artists are creative people who can’t be dragged into the politics of nations. I have always made a concerted effort to maintain this standard for myself. Love and peace to all. If I have hurt anyone’s sentiments with the image at the Halloween, I would like to apologise as that was not what I intended & was unintentional,” her tweet read.