Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira has taken to the social media platform Instagram to reveal that she is suffering from clinical depression. Ira, who is Aamir’s daughter from his former wife Reena Dutta posted a video sharing her angst and her battle with mental health issues for years.
She captioned the video, “A lot has been going on, a lot of people have a lot to say. Things are really confusing and stressful and simple and okay but not okay and… life all together. There’s no way to say it all in one go. But I’d like to think I’ve figured some stuff out, or at least figured out how to make it slightly more understandable. About mental health and mental ill-health. So come with me on this journey… in my awkward, quirky, sometimes-baby-voice-y, as-honest-as-I-can-be… way. Let’s start a conversation. Happy World Mental Health Day.”
In the video, Ira revealed that she has been depressed for more than four years. She is heard saying in the video, “I’ve been to a doctor and I’m clinically depressed. I’m doing much better now. For over a year now, I wanted to do something for mental health, but I wasn’t sure what to do.”
She ended the short video by asking the question she had asked at the beginning; “What do I have to be depressed about? Who am I to be depressed? I have everything, right?”
Ira joins a slew of other Bollywood celebrities who have revealed their mental illness, Deepika Padukone being on of the very prominent mental health advocates.
Earlier Suhana Khan shared her battle with colourism saying “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 (sic),” she wrote on Instagram.