Aamir Khan's daughter Ira revealed she was sexually abused at 14. She wrote "I did not know whether the person knew what they were doing, It took me about a year to be sure they knew what they were doing and that is what they were doing...Immediately I wrote to my parents an email and got myself out of that situation," said Ira.
In a ten-minute video posted on Instagram, Ira spoke about dealing with depression and how she had tried to figure out the reason behind it. Ira had spoken about having been diagnosed with clinical depression last month. However, instead of getting support online, she was subjected to insensitive questions about her privilege.
Ira added that her parents' divorce was also not that traumatizing because both Aamir Khan and Reena Dutta ensured that they are always there for Ira and Junaid. "When I was small, my parents got divorced. But that did not seem like something that would traumatize me because my parents’ divorce was amicable. They are friends, the entire family is still friends. We are not a broken family by any means,” she said in her video.
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