Aahana Kumra has been known for voicing her opinion on topics that people tend to avoid. Recently, the Lipstick Under My Burkha actress talked about the struggles she faced in Bollywood. She was once so disillusioned by it, she contemplated committing suicide. Elaborating on the same, she commented "I am a different person today.
About five years ago, I was disillusioned by this culture of Bollywood, and there was no one to pull me out of it. I was on the verge of committing suicide because this culture is so normalized by certain people. I couldn’t live with who I was anymore. I started questioning myself about who I had become. I was not what my parents expected me to be. It has taken me a lot to come out of it,"
When asked about what made her spiral into such negativity, she said, "When you start working as a professional, you tend to get sucked into a group of people who do the kind of things that you are not conditioned to do. Then, you become a different human being. I will not deny the fact that I was in bad company. I had to consciously steer away from it, as I realized that it will take me down badly. There were some people from a known production house, who were part of my circle, but today, they are not my friends anymore."
Talking about her entry in the industry, she said "A guy touching me inappropriately was something I could never handle. When I came into the industry, my principles were shaken. One day, I sat myself down in my bedroom and deleted all the blocked numbers. Till date, these people cannot contact me. These are big names! Directors, ADs, producers.”