NEW YORK – After a late night smoke break in New York with Bollywood hunk Ranbir Kapoor that set the media ‘alight’, Pakistani actress Mahira Khan has been embroiled in another controversy involving the Indian actor.

Rumours of Ranbir-Mahira affair emerged after their photos while smoking outside their hotel in in New York City went viral on the internet.

Hotness alter !! #MahiraKhan with #RanbirKapoor caught and snapped on the street of New York !! Love is in the air !!

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However, what caught everyone’s attention in the photos is the red mark on Mahira’s back.

Netizens have gone on to speculate that it is a love bite. However, a source close to the Raees actress denies it and says she got the mark after a cyst surgery earlier this year.

“Mahira was suffering from this cyst for a very long time and one could see it even on the sets of Raees. She got the surgery done earlier this year and what you see in the photos is nothing but the surgery scar,” the source added.

Meanwhile, a San Francisco-based celebrity stylist, Ania Fawad, had also shared a collage of Mahira in the white dress and a video of the actor at the 8th Beirut International Awards Festival, on her Instagram, to prove that the mark was always there and it’s not what everyone’s speculating.