Bollywood’s perfectionist Aamir Khan‘s daughter Ira Khan states that she went through depression in her teenage. She shared the news on her official Instagram handle on World mental health day. Later, on being asked, she explained why she was depressed in another video recently. Ira Khan was born in 1997 to Aamir and his first wife, Reena Dutta. When the girl addressed that she was not mentally right, many people stated that their parents’ separation might be the cause. Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut also commented on that note.
When Ira shared her video addressing her mental health, she received a lot of criticism and questioned why she was. People stated that she is happy judging based on her Instagram posts and criticized that she is a kid, and stated that she is okay. How can one judge a book by its cover ?? So silly!! When people showed pity and felt sad for her as their parents got divorced, the young girl gave it off, saying that it didn’t even affect her as she was small then, and their parents are still good friends and look after her brother Junaid and her. Their divorce was mutual, and later Aamir married Kiran Rao, and they are happy with the decisions they made. But that wasn’t the actual reason at all.
What made her feel bad is when she was physically assaulted, and certain things made her feel so. She didn’t mention who it was, but it made her feel low. As she was tender, then at the age of 14, she didn’t know what happened to her. She kept calm for a while as it didn’t frequently happen with her. Later, she realized and tried to inform their parents via email. She somehow fought the situation and felt better. At the age of six, she suffered from Tuber Culosis and recovered fast, luckily. She had the guts and courage to overcome such issues at a very tender age. Kudos girl!
She couldn’t convey why she was depressed with her family or friends as she didn’t know why she was in that situation and didn’t want to disturb their parents or friends’ lives. Being a star kid, one would feel shy or ashamed to share such issues thinking that it might spoil their parents’ reputation. She attempted to create awareness and stood up for her cause, motivating many young girls out there. Everyone undergoes problems being a star kid; having all facilities or material wealth doesn’t mean they don’t encounter problems. She cried for days, she isolated herself from her friends, and went through sleepless nights during her tough times. She’s a FIGHTER. More power to you, Ira Khan
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HINDI VERSION – LINK IN BIO. I never spoke to anyone about anything because I assumed that my privilege meant I should handle my stuff on my own, or if there was something bigger, it would make people need a better answer than “I don’t know.” It made me feel like I needed a better answer and until I had that answer, my feelings weren’t something I should bother anyone else with. No problem was big enough to ponder too long about. What would anyone do? I had everything. What would anyone say? I had said it all. I still think there’s a small part of me that thinks I’m making all this up, that I have nothing to feel bad about, that I’m not trying hard enough, that maybe I’m over reacting. Old habits die hard. It takes me feeling my worst to make myself believe that it’s bad enough to take seriously. And no matter how many things I have, how nice to me people are because of my dad, how nice to me people are because they love and care about me… if I feel a certain way, a certain not nice way, then how much can rationally trying to explain these things to myself do? Shouldn’t I instead get up and try and fix things? And if I can’t do that for myself? Shouldn’t I ask for help? . . . #mentalhealth #privilege #depression #repression #divorce #sexualabuse #letstalk #betterlatethannever #letitout #depressionhelp #askforhelp