Ira Khan, daughter of one of the biggest Bollywood stars, Aamir Khan once again took the internet by storm as she recently talked about the darkest incident of her life, when she faced ‘sexual harassment’ at the age of 14 while not fully being aware of the situation she was in.
On the ‘World Mental Health Day’, Ira becomes vocal about the depression and how she dealt with it. She has touched down on another very sensitive yet very prevalent issue in our society where girls are ‘sexually harassed’ and ‘abused’. Talking about the grieve situation, the celebrity kid tried to make an awareness among the young girls and told how she tacked the situation by writting a mail to her parents, who soon flung into action and got her out of the situation.
Talking about it Ira revealed, “When I was 14, I was sexually harassed. That was slightly an odd situation as I didn’t know what that person was doing and if they knew what they were doing. It wasn’t happening every day. So it took me a year to be sure that they knew what they are doing and that is what they are doing. Immediately I wrote to my parents an email and got myself out of the situation. Once I was out of the situation, I didn’t feel bad anymore. I wasn’t scared. I felt like this is not happening to me anymore and it’s over. And I moved on. It was not something that has scarred me for life and something that could make me feel bad.”
The caption alongside her video read, “My privilege. 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 overreacting. 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,” her caption further read.