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Smoking is injurious to health, and thus, people should avoid this habit. However, despite being aware of the hazardous impacts of smoking on their health, people still choose to smoke cigarettes, cigar or beedi. They turn a blind eye when it comes to the negative consequences of smoking as they are not willing to change their lifestyle. However, not just the common people, even Bollywood celebrities are not left behind when it comes to smoking.
Over the years, we have seen many celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and many others smoking in public. Well, apart from the actors, some B-town divas have also been spotted smoking in public, leaving their fans berserk. The actresses were also slammed for this unhealthy habit and were brutally trolled. If you're wondering which actresses we are talking about, let's have a look at the list below.
Global icon, Priyanka Chopra Jonas leads a luxurious life. After proving her mettle in acting in Bollywood, the actress etched her place in Hollywood as well. She had got married to singer-actor, Nick Jonas, and since then, the couple has been living their best life at their Los Angeles home. Priyanka and Nick are proud parents of their baby girl, Malti Marie Chopra Jonas, whom they welcomed through surrogacy.
Priyanka Chopra loves to go on lavish holidays and enjoy to the fullest. However, on one such vacation, Priyanka was spotted smoking a cigarette while her hubby, Nick Jonas, and mother, Madhu Chopra, were seen enjoying a cigar. As soon as her smoking pictures went viral on the internet, Priyanka was strongly slammed for the same. For the unversed, once PeeCee claimed that she is an asthmatic patient and asked people not to burst firecrackers as it creates problems for people with respiratory ailments. However, after being spotted smoking openly, the 'Desi Girl' was labelled as a hypocrite.
Former Miss Universe, Sushmita Sen is well-known for leading her life on her terms. Known for breaking society's stereotypes, Sushmita never shies away from embracing her flaws with full acceptance. She had raised quite a few eyebrows when she adopted two daughters, Alisah and Renee as a single mother. However, the actress never paid any heed to people's opinions and continued to live her life as she pleased.
Apart from everything else, Sushmita Sen has often been spotted smoking in public and received criticism for the same. The actress is known to be a chain smoker, but she's not embarrassed about it. She had once mentioned that she has chosen this lifestyle as per her choice and that she would quit smoking any time she wished to do so.
Pakistani actress, Mahira Khan has managed to etch her name in the hearts of millions of people, courtesy of her gorgeous looks and acting spree. Mahira made her Bollywood debut in the film, Raees, alongside actor, Shah Rukh Khan, and proved that she could easily give tough competition to the leading ladies of Bollywood. The actress often leads the headlines for her lifestyle and controversial decisions.
However, not everyone knows that Mahira loves to smoke, and she has often been snapped while smoking in public. Once Mahira Khan along with actor, Ranbir Kapoor were caught smoking on the streets of New York City. When the pictures were shared online, they spread like wildfire on social media platforms and created a lot of controversies as well.
Manisha Koirala was one of the leading actresses of Bollywood in the '90s, and over the years, she acted in more than 50 films. Hailing from a political background, she managed to make a name for herself in Tinseltown. Manisha is the epitome of resilience and strength, and she has braved more than meets the eye. The actress' battle with ovarian cancer stage IV made her stronger and led her to appreciate life more.
Manisha Koirala was a chain smoker in real life, but post her battle with cancer, the actress finally decided to quit. However, she was so addicted to smoking that even on her wedding day, she was clicked puffing away with her friends in her bridal outfit. And when the pictures surfaced online, it irked the netizens and led them to troll the actress for smoking on her way to her wedding venue.
Veteran actress, Dimple Kapadia needs no introduction as she ruled the silver screen in the '70s and '80s. The actress had got married to the late actor, Rajesh Khanna, and the couple was blessed with two daughters, Twinkle Khanna and Rinkle Khanna. Back in those days, when social media was not prominent, Dimple was rumoured to be in a relationship with actor, Sunny Deol. However, the duo never confirmed the same.
Later, in 2017, Dimple Kapadia and Sunny Deol were spotted together in London, and they could be seen sitting together, holding each other's hands. However, what caught our attention the most was that Dimple was smoking a cigarette on her getaway with her rumoured beau, Sunny. Therefore, she was trolled and brutally slammed for smoking at such an old age and influencing her fans negatively.
Bollywood actress, Rani Mukerji rules millions of hearts from ages. Throughout her career, close to two-and-a-half decades, Rani has given some spectacular performances in movies like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Chalte Chalte, Paheli, Veer Zara and many more. On the personal front, Rani had tied the nuptial knot with the well-acclaimed director, Aditya Chopra, in 2014, in an intimate wedding ceremony. After a year-and-a-half of their married life, Rani and Aditya were blessed with a baby girl whom they have named Adira Chopra.
There was a time when Rani Mukerji was a smoke addict and she struggled to quit it. She’s been vocal about her smoking addiction and has revealed in multiple interviews that her family didn’t approve of this. However, when she tried to quit it, she started facing side effects, which made it difficult for her to do so. Even her mom used to hide her cigarette packs and didn't allow her to have a single puff. Well, the actress was often seen smoking in public, and she was mercilessly trolled for the same.
Bollywood actress, Konkona Sen Sharma is well known for portraying some out-of-the-box characters in her movies. She had found love in actor, Ranvir Shorey, tied the knot with him in 2010. And it was in 2011, when they welcomed their first child, Haroon. However, their married life wasn’t happy, so the couple decided to part ways, and they were officially granted a divorce in 2020. Ever since then, Konkona and Ranvir have been co-parenting their son, Haroon.
Konkona Sen Sharma was a heavy smoker, but she had quit smoking on her way to motherhood. Since pregnancy required a complete change in lifestyle, Konkona had decided to quit smoking and drinking overnight. However, previously, the actress was seen puffing away with her friends quite a times, and she received some flak from her fans for the same.
As mentioned earlier, smoking is injurious to health. However, these actresses love to go against the odds and they chose smoking as a part of their lifestyle. What are your views about these divas getting trolled for smoking in public? Let us know.