“I don’t remember most of it"
Bollywood actor Aamir Khan’s daughter, Ira Khan has posted a video addressing her depression and stated it’s not because of her parents’ divorce.
Aamir Khan was married to Reena Dutta from 1986 to 2002. The ex-couple share two children, Ira and Junaid Khan.
Last month, Ira revealed that she was diagnosed with clinical depression. However, she felt she couldn’t share it because of her perceived privilege.
Addressing the same, Ira Khan shared a video on Instagram. She captioned it:
“I never spoke to anyone about anything because I assumed that my privilege meant I should handle my stuff on my own, or it 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 long about. What would anyone do? I had everything. What would anyone say? I had said it all.”
Ira added that she still has self-doubt. She said:
“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 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?”
In her ten-minute video, Ira spoke about the reasons behind her depression, however, she ruled that she could not figure it out.
Ira Khan continued to talk about her parents’ divorce. She said:
“When I was small, my parents got divorced. But that didn’t seem like something that would traumatise me because my parents’ divorce was amicable.
“They are friends, the whole family is still friends. We are not a broken family by any means.”
Ira Khan further added that her parents’ divorce was amicable and therefore a privilege. She explained:
“My parents were very good about being parents to Junaid and me, even after their divorce.
“And when people would say, ‘Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your parents’ divorce, I would be like ‘What are you talking about? It is not a bad thing.’
“Another privilege I didn’t realise. It could be something that could scar you. It didn’t scar me.
“I don’t remember most of it but I didn’t feel like my parents’ divorce is something that could bother me. So that can’t be the reason why I am feeling so sad.”
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Last month, actress Kangana Ranaut reacting to Ira Khan’s depression revelation. She even referred to Aamir Khan’s family as broken.
However, it appears Kangana was mistaken as Ira Khan confirmed her parents’ divorce has not caused her depression.