The Lux Style Awards 2018 were a star-studded affair as usual. And when so many A-list celebs are present under one roof, cameras are meant to roll and even the tiniest of actions are bound to be recorded. An awkward moment between Javed Sheikh and Mahira Khan too has made its way to Twitter and from thereon to headlines, making us wonder if all this spotlight on celebrities is even worth it.
So last night, Mahira Khan was called on stage to receive the award for Best Actress for her performance in (Verna) which was presented to her by Mawra Hocane and Javed Sheikh.
— Deep Basu (@deepbasu1) February 21, 2018
As you can see, just when Javed Sheikh was about to give her a peck on the cheek, Mahira — it seems without realising — turned the other way. The moment was caught on camera and, unsurprisingly, shared on Twitter with people making a big deal out of it.
The many uncouth and silly comments led Mahira to address the “controversy” in these words:
“I have just woken up to such silly stuff floating around. It’s good to be aware and have an opinion but for Gods sake don’t use anything and everything to make news. Javed Sheikh of all people! He is a legend and a mentor to all of us in this industry. Would vouch for him always.”
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) February 21, 2018
Anyone who’s met Javed Sheikh knows what a thorough gentleman he is. May be Twitter should learn to give all this rage a break.