Suhana Khan, the daughter of Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan, has earlier shared screenshots of messages and comments which said that Suhana’s skin tone was “too dark” and called her “not beautiful at all”. In an Instagram post, she called out the people who commented on her complexion and height, and shared a powerful message about the need to “ending colourism”. Now, her mother Gauri took to her Instagram handle to reflect on the matter, but in a different style. Sharing a picture of herself, she also penned a note on women empowerment. She did not take any names directly, leaving loads of fire with just a smile on her.
Suhana, who is taking online classes at the University of New York, where she is also studying filmmaking, has earlier shared that trolls have called her “ugly” and “kaali” and also revealed that she has been criticised for her dark skin since she was 12 years old. “Other than the fact that these are actual adults, what’s sad is that we are all Indian, which automatically makes us brown…” she wrote on her Instagram.
With respect to her daughter’s strong messages, Gauri’s post synced with the caption: ”I am a woman.”
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“You only see a part of me. The part that is rooted in my role, not in my soul. All that’s unseen completes me, and from there I draw my strength,” said the mother of three. Gauri has recently announced the first book about her journey as a designer, which is slated to be launched in 2021.
What does Suhana’s post mean?
In a strongly-worded post, she said as Indians “hating on your own people just means that you are painfully insecure”.
She further reflected, “There’s a lot going on right now and this is one of the issues we need to fix!! this isn’t just about me, it’s about every young girl/boy who has grown up feeling inferior for absolutely no reason. Here are just a few of the comments made about my 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.”
Sharing a picture of herself smiling back at the haters, Suhana added that she might not live up to the beauty standards that society sets for a girl but she was always happy. She said, “I’m sorry if social media, Indian matchmaking or even your own families have convinced you, that if you’re not 5”7 and fair you’re not beautiful. 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. #endcolourism.”
On Wednesday, Shah Rukh, Aryan and Gauri were spotted at the IPL match between the Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals.
Feature Image Credit: Gauri Khan/Instagram