Aamir Khan's daughter Ira Khan reveals she was sexually harassed at the age of 14 | WATCH
New Delhi| Jagran Entertainment Desk: Aamir Khan's daughter Ira Khan has posted a powerful video on her Instagram account claiming she was sexually harassed at the age of 14 by someone "she kind of knew." She further revealed how it took her more than a year to understand what was going on, which in turn delayed her from seeking help. When see finally realised what was happening with her she spoke about it with her father Aamir and mother Reena.
Talking about her experience of sexual abuse. Ira said, " 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 my parents an email and got myself out of the situation."
She also said that once she came out of the situation it did not scare her anymore. "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 be making me feel as bad as I was feeling," she added.
She talked about sexual abuse in the context of her fight with clinical depression and anxiety, about which she opened up in October. In the video, Ira slso opened up about her parents’ divorce that happened in 2002, when she was a kid. The star kid said that because Aamir and Reena’s divorce was amicable, she never felt traumatised by it.
"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." She added. "My parents were very good about being parents to Junaid and me, even after 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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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
In her latest video, she is seen trying to answer why she is depressed despite all her privileges. In the 10-minute-long video, Ira talked about her privileges and how she is still depressed. Ira concluded the video and said that she had no reason to be depressed, she tried to find out but she couldn't find any. She couldn't talk to her parents or friends about her feelings as she thought that they have more important things to do and she didn't have any reason for her sadness to give them.
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