Twitterati enraged with Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana’s magazine cover debut, Nepotism debate flares up again – Netizens discovered the word ‘Nepotism’ or probably heard it a lot more after Kangana Ranaut used it on an episode of Koffee With Karan, and since then the term has cropped up every now and then, especially in the context of celeb kids in the showbiz. Just when we thought that all the nepotism talks have receded, Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan’s magazine debut as the cover face of Vogue India’s August issue has altogether ignited a fresh debate on Twitter.
The magazine is facing a lot of backlash for featuring the star-kid who apparently doesn’t have any credible achievements to her name, to be featured on the cover. The magazine was also called out for promoting nepotism and giving chance to Suhana to feature on its cover, without the her having done anything substantial and earning a name for herself.
The August issue of the magazine was launched by SRK himself at the Vogue Beauty Awards 2018, which features his daughter Suhana. While many lauded Suhana’s confident debut on the cover, there were others who questioned the team for choosing her as the cover girl.
Eyebrows were raised and reasons were sought from the magazine team’s end for choosing the 18-year old as the cover star.
This is how Twitterati bashed Suhana Khan and the magazine and added fuel to the nepotism debate:
Imagine going everyday for a new test and getting rejected over and over again due to XYZ reasons. And trust me, the reason isn't talent ALL THE TIME. It varies.
— Bhumika Chheda (@IamBhumikaC) August 1, 2018
Really don't believe in celebrity bashing, but why is Suhana Khan is on the cover of Vogue?
Technically this isn't even celebrity bashing, because she's not one, her father is.
My dad is an accountant, will ICAI put me on their monthly magazine cover?
— Srishti (@Srishtea_) July 31, 2018
Suhana khan gets to be the face of a leading magazine just for being SRK's child where there are girls busting their asses in various fields to get half of that recognition is where it's at.
Hima das won Gold.
Vogue be like : pic.twitter.com/crRtzrSxlH
— Juuu✨ (@SoberBewdi) July 31, 2018
Student, theatre lover, future star, daughter of a star who will probably finance all her movies till she actually becomes a ‘star’…. but yea hello Suhana Khan.
— Karnika (@KarnikaKohli) July 31, 2018
.@VOGUEIndia disabling comments on Suhana Khan's cover and video on Instagram is odd. Isn't reader feedback important , even if they want to cry nepotism ?
— Neha Sharma (@mmiinniii) August 1, 2018
But it looks like Suhana was aware that a hue and cry will be created and such criticism was going to come her way sooner or later.
In her first ever interview with Vogue India, the young girl had said, “I keep telling myself that haters are going to hate, but I can’t honestly say that I don’t get upset by it. It’s annoying, but I keep telling myself other people have bigger problems.”
Even though Suhana’s Instagram handle is private and the comment section on her pictures on the Vogue India Instagram page has been blocked, the damsel is receiving hate messages on Twitter.
Not only is the nepotism debate catching fire once again, but Suhana’s above statement has also become a reason for her being trolled.
#SuhanaSuffer Such a tragic childhood 🙁 her life and hardships will be added to the curriculum to motivate the next generation kids….letter M in Suhana stands for motivation
— Jitendra (@hydbadshah) August 1, 2018
Kabhi kabhi papa charter plane may kaam se chale jate they to hume buisness class plane may safar karna padta tha#suhanasuffer
— TheYesNoDrama🎭 (@NoNotaYesMan) August 1, 2018
Nepotism or not, we just hope that the young girl is not affected by all the negativity surrounding her and is encouraged to put out good work in the future because Bollywood’s grand tradition of debates on nepotism is not going anywhere.