Alia Bhatt has often opened up about anxiety issues that she faces before the release of her films and recently she broke down during an event in Mumbai talking about how her sister Shaheen battled depression. The actor in conversation with Barkha Dutt made it clear soon after her arrival on stage that if she cries, she will not stop.
Talking about Shaheen, Alia said that despite living with her for her entire life (26 years), she got to know about what her sister was going through only after reading her book. She said, “I felt terrible as a sister. I didn’t put myself out there enough to understand her.”
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Here comes the sun â˜€ï¸ÂÂ No better feeling than talking about your sisters first book! @shaheenb you are brilliant and I love you! âÂÂ¤ï¸ÂÂ Thank you @barkha.dutt for the platform! This will truly be a memory for lifeeeee!!! â˜€ï¸ÂÂ â˜€ï¸ÂÂ #wethewomen #neverbeenunhappier
She added, “I have only believed that she is the most brilliant person in my family. To some extent, she has never believed that about her own self but that always broke my heart. I was sensitive but I feel guilty for not understanding as much as I should have.”
The actor also cheered for her on Instagram and wrote, “Here comes the sun. No better feeling than talking about your sisters first book! @shaheenb you are brilliant and I love you!” Deepika Padukone, who has been spreading awareness for mental health, hailed the two siblings as “Cuties” in the comments section. Their mother Soni Razdan also cheered for them and wrote, “My gorgeous darlings.”
Alia Bhatt shares a close relationship with sister Shaheen Bhatt, who is five years older than she is. The sisters have been there for each other through thick and thin. While Alia Bhatt is an accomplished actress, Shaheen Bhatt is a published writer. Shaheen Bhatt played as a child star in the film Daddy I, 1989