On Friday, Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan posted a throwback picture from New York and a still from Pedro Almodovar 1988 film, Women on the edge of a Nervous Breakdown. This post on Instagram came after she recently posted a post which she used with strong words calling an end to colourism.
SRK’s daughter may not have got her big debut yet, but she managed to stay highlighted in the news with her unique posts.
The strongly-worded posts calling an end to colourism last week came after she received many hateful comments on her Instagram posts. She was even alleged by many that she had her skin lightened.
She wrote that a lot of things are going on right now and colourism needs to be fixed immediately. She added that this post was not only for her but for every young girl and boy who has felt inferior growing up for absolutely no reason.
She further wrote all the negative comments she received regarding her appearance. “I’ve been told I’m ugly because of my skin tone, by full-grown men and women, since I was 12 years old”, she added.
Accompanying her post with the hashtag #endcolourism, Suhana Khan added, “Other than the fact that these are actual adults, what’s sad is that we are all Indian, which automatically makes us brown – yes we come in different shades but no matter how much you try to distance yourself from the melanin, you just can’t. Hating on your own people just means that you are painfully insecure.
She further wrote that she is sorry if social media, Indian matchmaking or even families have made you believe that if you are not 5’7 and fair-skinned then you are not beautiful.
She signed off the post on a positive note. “I hope it helps to know that I’m 5’3 and brown and I am extremely happy about it and you should be too,” wrote Suhana.999