A few days ago, a video on an awkward interaction between Pakistani actors Mahira Khan and Javed Sheikh went viral on Twitter and other social media platforms. Javed was presenting Mahira an award at the Lux Style Awards 2018 when he leaned in for a kiss. Mahira avoided the kiss by flinching away and turning her face to the other side.

The actor’s fans had been criticising Javed for trying to kiss Mahira and just generally cringing at the awkwardness of it all for a few days now. However, Mahira broke her silence on the issue on Thursday in a tweet. She said she can ‘always’ vouch for Javed. “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,” she wrote in the tweet.

Javed is a Pakistan film industry veteran and has also worked in Hindi films like Namastey London and Tamasha. Mahira was last seen in Verna and made her Bollywood debut last year with Shah Rukh Khan in Raees.