Armeena Khan wants people with suicidal thoughts to seek therapy

In tears after recreating suicide for television, Khan asked her followers to not take inspiration and seek help


Entertainment Desk April 16, 2021

Armeena Khan shares aftermath of essaying suicide for television

In an earlier interview with the BBC, actor and social media personality Armeena Khan had detailed her return to television and explained why she bounced back with a ‘negative’ role.

“You can’t grow as an actor by playing only positive roles,” she had said. “Because no matter how much you try, you will only be able to bring very little variation to it,” she added.

Armeena played Taara in recently concluded television serial Mohabbatein Chahatein. And about her character she had assessed, “It’s a thorough negative and dirty character. But with so many layers to it, that as an actor, it was a challenge for me.”

Spoiler Alert

Now that her drama serial has concluded with her character taking her own life, Armeena has shared a video message she recorded six months ago after she was done shooting the suicide scene.

“Hi guys, today is October 17. I’ve filmed an incredibly difficult scene where my character commits suicide. Now I wish to make a few points very quickly. Firstly, you are not alone if you’re suffering. I don’t want you to suffer, I need you to seek professional help,” she shared on Instagram, crying from the scene she performed. “Secondly, women should not pit women against each other. What’s yours is yours, what’s mine is mine,” added the Janaan actor.

Armeena then reinstated how suicide is never the answer, and how everyone is fighting their own demons. “Unfortunately my character fails to overcome hers. But this is not the way. If you’re suffering please know that you’re not alone and you must seek professional help,” she continued. Providing a disclaimer, she also asked her followers to not take the serial seriously and take care of themselves.

In her caption she further elaborated how distressing it was to even fake suicide and told everyone who was going through marital problems and negative thoughts to seek professional help. To conclude, she wrote, “thank you to all those who watched and understood the complex trajectory of this character with a multitude of mental health issues. I tried my BEST to convey it. If I have failed, forgive me, I will try to do better. And if I have done justice, then thank you from the bottom of my heart because I have played this role with my SOUL.”

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