Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan took to Instagram to share an update on her mental health with her followers. Ira revealed in a post last year that she has been battling depression. In her latest video, she opened up about coping with mental health issues at her cousin Zayn Marie’s wedding. Ira was in Alibaug with her family to attend her cousin’s intimate wedding ceremony.
WHAT DID IRA KHAN SHARE?
Ira Khan shared almost a 5-minutes-long video on Instagram where she talked about going through a low phase in life and how she has been feeling these days. She added a trigger warning in the caption and wrote, “It’s not a happy, positive video. It’s not an unhappy, negative video either. But I’m… blah and if you’re low, it may or may not be the best thing to watch. You be the judge.”
Ira shared that she was extremely happy about her cousin’s wedding but she couldn’t be involved as much because her low phase coincided with the wedding festivities. “I can be seen smiling in all the wedding photos… but I hit a burn out. And I didn’t have enough time to deal with my burn out. So, I would work and work and work, come home and cry and then wake up and rush to work. I wanted to be part of the wedding. I didn’t want to just be in bed and cry. But I slept a lot. Feel bad for not being as involved as I wanted to be… I can be happy for their wedding and still feel like absolute c***,” she said in the video.
Talking about how she is feeling now, Ira said, “I am okay but I’m also crying a lot.”
HOW DID IRA’S INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS SUPPORT HER?
Ira Khan’s Instagram followers showed a lot of support and asked her to take care of herself. Filmmaker Shonali Bose applauded her courage in the comments section. “This is incredibly courageous and important. Particularly as it’s unstructured, raw, honest, unedited, real. It’s so important to not just talk about mental health – but be naked about it,” a part of her comment read.
“Take care of urself bcoz all down times in life are temporary just like up times.. It’s OK to be not OK sometime.. More power to u (sic),” an Instagram follower wrote.
IRA TALKED ABOUT BATTLING DEPRESSION ON WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira opened up about battling depression in a video she shared on World Mental Health day last year. “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 (sic),” the caption read.
Ira Khan is Aamir Khan’s daughter with ex-wife Reena Dutta. Aamir and Reena are also parents to son Junaid. Aamir is now married to Kiran Rao and the couple is parents to son Azad Rao Khan.
In terms of work, Ira Khan made her directorial debut in 2019 with a theatrical adaptation of Euripides’ Medea.