Alia Bhatt just shared a heartwarming video of herself for her elder sister, Shaheen Bhatt after she read her debut novel. Shaheen had released her debut novel titled ‘I’ve Never Been (un)Happier’ on this World Mental Health Day. The book narrates her struggle with depression.
Posting an emotional video on YouTube, Alia shared an emotional message for her sister regarding the same. The video begins with a clip from Alia’s childhood where she is seen dancing with her sister.
Alia in the video said, “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”.
Talking 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 apologizing her sister for not understanding her. 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, to this extent”.
Earlier this year, Shaheen talked about her struggle with depression in an article published by Vogue India. After reading the article, Alia took to her Twitter account and appreciated her sister for opening about the issue.