Ira Khan Shares A Note On Being Scared

Trigger Warning: This article contains references to depression.

Ira Khan, daughter of renowned Bollywood personalities Aamir Khan and Reena Dutta, has been utilizing her social media platform to raise awareness about mental health issues. The emerging filmmaker has been openly discussing her emotions and daily experiences, aiming to shine a light on the importance of mental well-being.

Ira Khan Post

In a recent post, Ira bravely revealed her feelings of fear and loneliness, shedding light on her personal struggles and coping mechanisms, ultimately contributing to the ongoing conversation surrounding mental health.

Taking to her Instagram handle on Saturday, Ira Khan shared her thoughts through a series of slides, accompanied by yellow heart emojis. She candidly expressed, “I’m scared. I’m scared of being alone. I’m scared of being helpless. And of feeling helpless. I’m scared of all the bad things in the world (violence, illness, apathy). I’m scared of being lost. Scared of being hurt. Scared of being muted. Not always. Not every day. You’ll see me laugh, work, live. But when I’m scared… it cripples me.”

Delving deeper into her emotions, Ira elaborated on the overwhelming nature of fear, stating, “Fear often feels worse than the thing itself. The tangible, we can overcome. The fear is endless and as powerful as our imaginations. I forget that I’m loved by very capable people who will find me if I’m lost. Take care of me if I’m hurt. I forget that I’m a capable person. There’s not much to do about that. Fear has that effect. What helps me is to find someone else (or a song, movie, anything) that either physically makes me feel safe or reminds me of the things I’ve forgotten, giving me hope and patience for this fear to pass. Ideally I do both.”

Ali Fazal Comments…

Actor Ali Fazal, known for his roles in ‘Mirzapur’, responded to Ira’s heartfelt post with words of encouragement and comfort. He reassured her, writing: “You are loved! And witnessed in the electro-bashings of the universe and its quantum. Let it fill you with absolute momentum. To fear is to feel, to breathe is to life… this too shall pass. Some others return. Some more shall pass. What’s left is a love, that none will surpass.”

Touched by Ali Fazal’s supportive message, Ira expressed her gratitude by responding with hug emojis under his comment, showcasing the power of connection and compassion in overcoming mental health challenges.


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