"My mental health was way more important"
Hina Khan shared what she described as her “work-in-progress” body, opening up about her appearance and the importance of mental wellness.
Her post comes several months after her father passed away in April 2021 due to a cardiac arrest.
Hina posed in black gym wear and she explained that she has opted to focus on her mental health rather than her appearance.
On her Instagram Story, Hina wrote:
“Had put on some kilos in these months for obvious reasons and I really did not pay attention to how many kilos I put on.
“My mental health was way more important and I just wanted to be, wanted to do things that make me happy.
“Sometimes let yourself be, enjoy the little things.
“Do what you like without thinking about what people will say or how I am looking.
“After all one needs to be in the right frame of mind to do anything in life.
“And I chose mental health, my well-being, over my physical appearance. Now here I am, back in action.
On her birthday on October 2, 2021, Hina Khan visited her father’s grave. She took to Instagram and wrote:
“It’s your princess’ birthday dad, her first birthday without you being physically around to record every single moment.
“Even if I can’t enter, this is where I felt the most peaceful!
“In this life of utter chaos and movement you were my anchor and you still manage to hold me together.
“My birthdays were like a fest for you, dear dad, you enjoyed and celebrated every single bit of it like a kid, the bouquets, the cakes, the appreciation and love your daughter gets on this special day.
“Here I am, standing a few metres away, forever close, forever far but always connected.”
“Hope you liked my birthday flowers as you did always. Hope you liked people around you enjoying my birthday cakes, hope you saw the messages as you did always, hope my love reached you.
“I am forever your strongest girl. I love you dad and I missed you terribly in everything today.”
Hina Khan has been a part of numerous TV shows such as Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 and Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai.
She has since moved into films, starring in Hacked and Lines.
Hina has also participated in reality shows like Bigg Boss 11.