Ira Khan To Suhana Khan: When Star Kids Detailed Their Own Battle With Anxiety, Depression & Colourism

With the raging debate around nepotism where the star kids are said to be born with a silver spoon, the recent revelations made by them tell a different story. Know more here.

Mamta Raut

November 6, 2020

Trending News

6 min


Amid the talk of nepotism in Bollywood, many star kids have taken to social media to unveil the reality of their lives. While some opened about the ‘crippling anxiety’ they face, others showcased all the censures they have been continuously receiving for their colour. From Ira Khan to Suhana Khan, here’s a quick glimpse of the real-life issues that star kids have been facing.

Ira Khan

Actor Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan recently took to social media to share that she has dealt with depression for a long time. After addressing her parent’s divorce, Ira revealed something that shook everyone. The video, shared by her, threw light on a heinous experience that she had to face at a very young age

“When I was 14, I was sexually abused. That was slightly an odd situation in the sense that I didn’t know what that person was doing and if they knew what they were doing. It wasn’t happening every day. So it took me a year to be sure that they knew what they are doing and that is what they are doing and immediately I wrote to my parents an email and got myself out of the situation. Once I was out of the situation, I didn’t feel bad anymore. I wasn’t scared. I felt like this is not happening to me anymore and it’s over. And I moved on and let go. It was not something that has scarred me for life and something that could make me feel bad,” she narrated in the clip.

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Suhana Khan

Shahrukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan broke her silence on colourism. She took to Instagram to slam those who had been continuously harassing her online about her colour. Suhana fiercely urged that it is high time when this issue needs to be fixed.

“There’s a lot going on right now and this is one of the issues we need to fix!! this isn’t just about me, it’s about every young girl/boy who has grown up feeling inferior for absolutely no reason. Here are just a few of the comments made about my appearance. I’ve been told I’m ugly because of my skin tone, by full-grown men and women, since I was 12 years old. Other than the fact that these are actual adults, what’s sad is that we are all Indian, which automatically makes us brown – yes we come in different shades but no matter how much you try to distance yourself from the melanin, you just can’t. Hating on your own people just means that you are painfully insecure. I’m sorry if social media, Indian matchmaking or even your own families have convinced you, that if you’re not 5″7 and fair you’re not beautiful. I hope it helps to know that I’m 5″3 and brown and I am extremely happy about it and you should be too. #endcolourism”.

Tiger Shroff

Baaghi actor Tiger Shroff also had to face a rough patch when his superhero film Flying Jatt failed at the box office. In an interview, the actor essayed that he had to go through a month-long depression and emotional eating after watching his hard work fail at the box office.

“This year I started on a high with Baaghi (2016). I was over the moon when it opened on 12 crore and did 15 crore on a Sunday. For a newcomer and for a second film, that’s pretty good. And then kept going up. But when the numbers for A Flying Jatt came in, I thought, ‘I put in so much work, why didn’t they like it?” This followed by a month of long depression and a lot of emotional eating”.

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Navya Naveli Nanda

Amitabh Bachchan’s granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda also took to social media to share her experience with crippling anxiety. While doing so she also revealed that therapy helped her to be more self-aware.

She said, “I go for like severe anxiety. I get really bad anxiety sometimes and I just don’t know why – there’s no one reason. I could be outside and it just kicks in. You don’t have control of it. I think I learnt self-awareness actually by going to therapy like I had none even before I went there. A lot of times I felt that I was getting anxious like I was getting this anxiety because of outside factors but after doing therapy, it was like 80 per cent was in my head. I didn’t even need a trigger on the outside to set it off. I just needed to be more self-aware about my own emotions. My body – what I like and what I don’t like, it has nothing to do with the outside once you figure out what’s really wrong. And I think that really helped.”

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