Alia expressed that she felt guilty for not having understood her the way she should have at times also felt bad as a sister. She put up a very courageous stance and was rather seen consoling Alia Bhatt who could not control her emotions and broke down in front of the audience.
On Sunday during the conversation at We The Women event, Alia Bhatt broke down while talking about what her sister was going through and that she only got to know more about her sister's condition only after she read the book. The bond shared by the two is very strong and Alia had always considered her sister, Shaheen as her emotional anchor. On various occasions, Alia has stated that she felt quite guilty for not having understood Shaheen the way she should have sometimes.
But Alia still believes that she lacked to understand Shaheen when she was suffering from depression. The event hosted by Barkha Dutt focused on mental health where Shaheen spoke about her battles with depression. The actor had made it clear soon after her arrival on stage that if she cries, she will not stop.
Alia Bhatt with sister Shaheen Bhatt at the event. That always broke my heart. Meanwhile, the response that Shaheen received after the launch of her first book has encouraged her to come up with, Here Comes The Sun. "I haven't been depressed but I've had bouts of anxiety. I do understand much better now".
"The reason I didn't want to cry was because it'll become "Alia sheds a tear".
Alia Bhatt and Shaheen Bhatt, more power to you girls. "It truly makes me happy and proud knowing you have turned something everyone thought was a weakness into ur biggest strength & dared to share when most would shy away thinking what the world would think & say...big love and all the best with everything (sic)".
Shaheen, however, said understanding what depression means can be a task for people.