Many 18-year-olds would dream of this day, but Suhana Khan’s moment in lights has been somewhat tarnished by internet trolls.
Suhana, the daughter of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, is the August cover star for Vogue India, a huge benchmark in a model’s career by any account.
And, ever the proud Dad, ‘King Khan’ of course tweeted in celebration, much to the fury of so many Twitter users.
He shared the exciting news with his 35 million followers
Holding her in my arms again thanks to Vogue. ‘What imperfect carriers of love we are…” except when it comes to our children. So sending u all my love & a big hug. Hello Suhana Khan! pic.twitter.com/RrkhJ8kfz5
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 31, 2018
And the model shared some further images
— n e i k e ° (@Neike_Shosahie) August 1, 2018
It’s a beautiful shoot
— Suhana Khan (@SuhanaKhanTeam) August 1, 2018
And although over 52,000 people liked the post, the overall feeling was negavtive
Bollywood has a reputation as a tight-knit industry that’s nearly impossible for new-comers to break through, and Suhana’s choice as the exclusive fashion magazine’s cover star cemented people’s opinions even further.
People in the industry were unimpressed
I am a struggling TV actor and I’ll tell you why people and other fellow struggling actors including me are annoyed because Suhana Khan is on the Vogue India cover. But before that, let me tell you my credibility. I have worked in a few episodics, 3 digital ads and a DD1 show.
— Bhumika Chheda (@IamBhumikaC) August 1, 2018
While many are just plain curious about the choice
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
It’s low-key shade across the board
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 Kohli (@KarnikaKohli) July 31, 2018
The model revealed her childhood struggles, which further riled a lot of people
— ॐ स्वाहा ???????? (@hafizsaeedcow) August 1, 2018
While others are sharing messages of support
Looking at the amount of hate flowing for Suhana Khan, i am sure she will make big in Bollywood. More power to you girl..
— Sumit M kadel (@SumitkadeI) August 1, 2018
Of course, there was some positive sentiment
So Blessed and thankful to Allah for such a Beautiful and Passionate moment like this which is too divine to express????????Seems like yesterday Allah sent you your Little Princess in your Arms & tonight again it feels same happiness & emotional????
Oh Allah how Divine, How Precious ???? pic.twitter.com/I8op1CTs6R
— ♡ Sнαн Kι Bιωι ♡ (@JacyKhan) July 31, 2018
See the full shoot here
Awesome shoot with Suhana… @VOGUEIndia.
— Gauri Khan (@gaurikhan) July 31, 2018