By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
Bollywood celeb kids, these days, are using their fame and power of influencing with a massive reach to effective use, contributing to making the world a better place to live. With Amitabh Bachchan's granddaughter, Navya Naveli Nanda working towards women empowerment and Sanjay Dutt's daughter, Trishala Dutt helping netizens through Instagram AMA sessions on mental health, Aamir Khan's daughter, Ira Khan is also spreading awareness through her experience and battle with depression. Ira posts videos and stories on Instagram, elaborating on her fight with mental health and how she's dealing with it.
Ira Khan had spent the 2020 lockdown with Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao and Azad Rao Khan before shifting to her apartment in July. Then, a few months after she moved to her own apartment, Ira introduced her fans to the love of her life, Nupur Shikhare. Making her relationship Insta-official in Valentine's Week, Ira had posted a couple of pictures with Nupur and asked him, '#whaleyoubemine' on Promise Day. Ira had captioned her post as "It's an honour to make promises with and to you. #hi #whaleyoubemine #myvalentine #buddy #yourebetteratcheesylines #dreamboy."
Now with the curfew on weekdays and weekend lockdown imposed in Maharashtra, Ira Khan is all set to spend it with her beau, Nupur Shikhare. Ira reposted a selfie with Nupur, originally posted by him on his IG story, in which the two can be seen gazing at each other and making funny faces. Nupur captioned the black-and-white selfie with Ira as "Ready for the lockdown" followed by a red heart emoji.
A few months ago, Ira Khan had attended her cousin, Zayn Marie Khan’s wedding in Alibaug with her father, Aamir Khan, his wife, Kiran Rao and their son, Azad Rao Khan. Nupur Shikhare had also accompanied the Khans. To congratulate the newly-wedded couple, Ira had posted a few pictures from Zayn and Abhishek Saha's haldi ceremony. For the function, Ira had opted for a yellow saree with a red blouse and Nupur had twinned with her in a matching-coloured kurta for the function. Sharing the pictures, Ira had written, "To these beautiful individuals and their beautiful relationship. I just want to say.... FINALLY! #wedding #zahawedding #maidofhonor #love #familylikefriends #favourites #sisterofthebride."
But after returning from the wedding, Ira Khan had posted a video, revealing how she was not able to be as involved in the wedding as much as she had wanted to due to her battle with mental health. Ira Khan had said, "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***." Updating about her current mental state, Ira had stated, "I am okay but I'm also crying a lot." Ira had captioned her post as “Hello again FT. Wiza TRIGGER WARNING: 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. And clearly I mumble. A lot. Will be more conscious next time. #thehappycompany #therapizeindia #mpower #depression #blabber #burnout #cat #mentalhealth."
When Ira Khan had opened up about her battle with depression, Kangana Ranaut had commented on the same, saying "there can be many reasons for depression but it’s generally difficult for broken families children, traditional family system is very important." Denying 'broken family' as the reason behind her depression, Ira had said, "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. 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 (shrugs) ‘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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