Shocker from Aamir Khan's daughter: Ira reveals she was sexually abused at 14

In a video shared on her Instagram handle, Ira opens up about the sexual abuse and her tryst with depression.
Ira Khan

Ira Khan

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan's daughter, Ira recently revealed in a video on Instagram that she was sexually harassed at the age of 14. She claimed that she was too young when she was abused and didn't quite understand what was going on at that time. This delayed her from seeking any help at that time.

"When I was 14 years of age, I was sexually harassed-abused. 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. And immediately, I wrote to my parents an email and I got myself out of the situation," Ira stated in her video.

She also revealed that once she came out of that situation, she wasn't scared 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," Ira added.

Ira further opened up about dealing with depression and anxiety and highlighter her experiences. "Many people ask me why I am depressed…I don't know and I can't give a straight answer to that question," Ira stated on mental health issues.

Ira also spoke about the concept of privileges and how her privilege refrained her from seeking help. "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," Ira said.

The daughter of Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan also opened up about her parents' divorce in the video.

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