The Hush Post: One of India’s superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana has made her debut on a magazine cover with Vogue’s August issue. Shah Rukh unveiled the cover featuring his 18-year-old daughter at the Vogue Beauty Awards on Tuesday night. Tweeting the cover image and a picture of him launching it, he wrote: “Holding her in my arms again thanks to @vogueindia . ‘What imperfect carriers of love we are… except when it comes to our children.’ So sending you all my love and a big hug. Hello, Suhana Khan.”
In her first interview, Suhana talked about her dream of becoming an actor. “My parents only realised I was serious about acting when they saw a performance of mine for the first time. I was playing Miranda in a school performance of The Tempest,” she said. However, Shah Rukh Khan, who was also at the interview with Suhana (“Pretend I’m not here, I just want to hang out with my daughter,” he had said) does not intend to launch his daughter in Bollywood. He said, “I keep insisting that I don’t want them designed as stars, I want them to be launched when they are good-enough actors.” Shah Rukh Khan’s elder son Aryan, 21, is studying filmmaking in Los Angeles. Suhana is also slated to get admission in the same university over the summer for a short course in acting. Suhana is currently finishing college at Ardingly, London.
On dealing with social media trolls, for someone who’s self-admittedly shy, she said, “I keep telling myself that haters are going to hate, but I can’t honestly say that I don’t get upset by it. It’s annoying, but I keep telling myself other people have bigger problems.”
“At home, things are normal and everything is cool, but the challenges are outside. I still find it hard because people feel like they can judge you. Especially on social media,” she said.
“There are so many people talking about you. They don’t know you, and they don’t know what they’re talking about, but they’re just talking. And that can mess with your self-confidence,” she said on a serious note. Suhana had she showed up at the Lakme Fashion Week last year. She was photographed with her BFFs – Chunkey Pandey’s daughter Ananya and Sanjay Kapoor’s daughter Shanaya. Of late, Suhana has started featuring on Gauri and Shah Rukh Khan’s Instagram posts more often than Aryan.
Many star kids will debut soon on the silver screen. After Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor’s debut film this year, Ananya Panday (daughter of Chunky Panday) is currently shooting for her debut film – Student of The Year 2. Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s daughter Sara Ali Khan will debut with the film Kedarnath.