Watch: Alia Bhatt’s heartfelt message to sister Shaheen will definitely touch you
Watch: Alia Bhatt’s heartfelt message to sister Shaheen will definitely touch you – After reading her elder sister Saheen Bhatt’s debut book I’ve never been (un)happier, Alia Bhatt has posted a heartwarming video for her.
On World Mental Health Day this year, Shaheen released the book which is an account of her struggles with depression.
While posting an emotional video on Youtube, Alia shared a lovely message for her sister regarding the same.
The video starts with a clip from Alia Bhatt’s childhood where she can be seen dancing with her sister.
“When I come home after a long day at work or I am just sulking because of life, just one look at your older, but still sparkling brown eyes, just lights up my heart like you can’t imagine,” Alia said in the video.
Speaking about Shaheen’s debut book, Alia said, “When I read your very first book, a book that you have written with so much ease and honesty, while I struggle to write one letter to you, I feel awful. I feel terrible because despite living with you for 25 years, I have never really understood your silent moments of depression. I never recognized a snappy moment as something much bigger.”
“Every time you refused to go out for dinner, I would think she rather sit at home and watch TV, be alone, not that you couldn’t bring yourself to get out of bed,” she added.
Thanking her sister for educating her about depression, Alia said, “Today you have connected to me on a basic, human level. And you have taught me so much more about life.”
She concluded the video by apologising to her sister for not understanding her.
While at the verge of breaking down, she said, “I know you hate the fact that we all are saying sorry to you, but take the apology because even though we love you, I don’t think we understood what you were going through.”
Check out the complete video right here:
On Friday night, Alia Bhatt shared a post on her Instagram and wrote, “Dear Shaheen.. Somehow when I finished reading your book I couldn’t tell you how I felt immediately because I felt too much and I don’t think I could ever discuss it with you properly.. I’ve tried now!”
Shaheen launched her book on World Mental Health Day. Along with the cover page of the book, she wrote, “And finally, here she is. Today, on World Mental Health Day I’d like to proudly (and shakily) introduce you to my first book, I’ve Never Been (Un)Happier – an account of my life with depression.”
Earlier this year, in a write-up, exclusively published by Vogue India, Shaheen Bhatt talked about her struggle with depression.
Following which, Alia took to her Twitter handle to laud her sister for opening up about the issue.