A viral photo of actor Sheheryar Munawar and Bollywood star Deepika Padukone dining out in Dubai went viral on social media. The photo was soon taken down by major social media blogging pages on request of the Zindagi Gulzar Hai hero.

Sheheryar Munawar Siddiqui Gets Vocal Concerning The Reality Of His Picture With Deepika Padukone

In an interview with a digital magazine Sheheryar stated that, “You must have only seen it for only 20 minutes. I got it removed as soon as I could. Obviously, I could not reach all the media outlets but thank you to all the journalists and my PR team for helping me get it removed.”

The actor further revealed that although he met Padukone over dinner, he did not want the picture to go viral since it was a casual meeting and the actors interacted on a human level.

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“Nothing actually, it was a casual interaction, it was a human interaction. We were together at a dinner for 2-3 hours and I had only talked to her on a human level. I did not want it to leak in the form of a picture. However, it go leaked and I had to take an action,” said the actor.

Considering the sociopolitical scenario in India, the picture could have garnered criticism for Deepika by BJP supporters.