In the glitzy world of showbiz, celebrities often have to fight hidden battles, Pakistani actor Mahira Khan has taken a bold step by candidly sharing her experience with bipolar disorder. Known for her iconic role opposite Shah Rukh Khan in the 2017 film Raees, Mahira's recent interview sheds light on her personal struggles.
In a heartfelt conversation on the FWhy podcast, Mahira revealed her journey through the labyrinth of mental illness. She opened up about her ongoing battle with bipolar disorder, a condition that has silently accompanied her for the past six to seven years.
The turning point arrived after the 2016 Uri attack, which led to a ban on Pakistani artists working in India. Mahira expressed how this tumultuous time had a profound impact on her mental well-being. The abrupt halt in her cross-border career left her grappling with emotions beyond her control.
The aftermath of starring in Raees, coupled with the ensuing backlash, acted as a catalyst for her struggles. Recalling the moment that changed everything, she shared, "I ended up in a psychiatrist's office, and she said, 'We'll talk about everything later, but I need you to know that you have manic depression.'"
She admitted to attempting to discontinue her medication for a brief period last year, only to find herself sinking into an abyss of darkness. As Mahira shared her journey, she stressed the significance of clinical depression as a genuine condition, not just a fleeting emotion. It's a battle that goes
About her professional front, Mahira is set to grace Netflix's first Pakistani original, 'Jo Bachay Hain Sang Samait Lo,' alongside Fawad Khan.