Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan took to her Instagram on World Mental Health Day and confessed that she has been battling depression for over four years. She posted a video of herself giving details about her personal struggle while fighting depression. She began the video by saying, “Hi, I’m depressed. I have been for more than four years now. I’ve been to a doctor and I’m clinically depressed. I’m doing much better now”.
Aamir Khan’s daughter talks about her mental health:
She further added, “For over a year now, I wanted to do something for mental health, but I wasn’t sure what to do. I have decided to take you on a journey – my journey – and see what happens. Hopefully, we’ll get to know ourselves and understand mental illness slightly better. I’ve thought of so many things to say. What should I say? Why am I doing this?”. Ira concluded saying, “Let’s start from where I started. What do I have to be depressed about? Who am I to be depressed? I have everything, right?”
As she posted the video, she wrote in the caption, “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. #worldmentalhealthday #mentalhealth #depression #journey #letsstartaconversation”
Ira Khan is 23-years-old. She is Aamir Khan’s daughter from his first marriage with Reena Dutta. She made her directorial debut last year.