Ira Khan opens up on being sexually abused at 14, father Aamir Khan and mum Reena Dutta's divorce

Ira Khan revealed that she was sexually abused at the age of 14 and that her parents helped her get through the difficult phase. Read on to know more.

Updated on Nov 03, 2020 07:57 PM IST  |  1.2M
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Ira Khan opens up on being sexually abused at 14, father Aamir Khan and mum Reena Dutta's divorce.

Aamir Khan's daughter Ira Khan, who recently opened up on suffering from depression, has shared another video detailing her experience. In an IGTV video, Ira addressed her 'privilege' and struggle with depression as she spoke about her growing up years. Ira also revealed that her dad Aamir Khan and mum Reena Dutta's divorce did not 'traumatise' her in any way since it was an amicable separation. 

Ira revealed that she was sexually abused at the age of 14 and that her parents helped her get through the difficult phase. In the video, Ira said, "When I was 14, I was sexually abused. That was a slightly odd situation in the sense that I didn't know whether the person knew what they were doing, I sort of knew them. It wasn't happening every day."

She added, "It took me about a year to be sure that they knew what they were doing and that's what they were doing. I immediately wrote my parents an email and got myself out of that situation." Ira further went on to say that she isn't necessarily 'scared' by her past experiences. 

"I wasn't scared. I felt like this wasn't happening to me anymore and it is over. I moved on and let go. But it was again not something that has scarred me for life and something that could be making me feel as bad as I was feeling when I was 18-20 years old," Ira said. 

Opening up on her parents' divorce, Ira 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 '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."

Click here to watch Ira Khan's video. 

ALSO READ: Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan reveals she has been battling clinical depression for over 4 years

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Dec 02, 2020 12:09 PM
Who abused her?
Nov 03, 2020 06:52 PM
She is indirectly responding to Kangana. Despite coming from an unconventional family structure, she got familial support during a tough time. Kangana, on the other hand, didn’t have a very supportive family in her early years. It took them time to come around to Kangana’s situation. I don’t agee with Kangana either.. a traditional family does not amount to good parenting. PV, PLEASE POST. THIS IS THE SECOND TIME THAT I AM POSTING THIS.
Nov 03, 2020 02:32 PM
This needs courage to say that u r in depression / have been molested. Strong girl, brave girl..
Nov 03, 2020 01:07 PM
Nov 03, 2020 01:05 PM
Is she in denial? Is she scared to be free to accept the things that may have deeper impact on her? Does she like to think superficially? That is fine. Happiness is state of soul. Your soul has to let go of the toxic waste to truly feel the gratitude.
Nov 03, 2020 12:26 PM
Brave girl. Just bcz she comes from a celebrity family and rich family doesn't mean she has all aish o aaram in her life. This is so disheartening to know what she has suffered. Be brave always. Sending love to u Ira.
Nov 03, 2020 11:01 AM
We think they're rich so they're really happy in their lives but we don't know anyone personally so can't know what they are suffering with. More pwr to u Ira.