Netizens are calling out Vogue India for its blatant nepotism after it officially announced actor Shahrukh Khan’s 18-year-old daughter, Suhana Khan, as the cover girl for the magazine’s August issue.
Vogue India made the surprising announcement earlier this week.
While some people showed support, others think that this is nothing more than nepotism in Bollywood, especially since Suhana’s father, Shahrukh Khan, is considered to be the “King of Bollywood.”
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
Many questioned why Suhana was chosen to be this month’s cover girl for Vogue India. The college student has never done any films in Bollywood and only expressed the desire to become an actress, according to BuzzFeed.
Without acting in a single movie, publishers are already calling Suhana Khan an actress, aur yaha saal bhar open mic karne ke baad bhi kuch log apne aap ko “comedian” bulane se katrate hai.
— Rohit Shah (@rohshah07) August 1, 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 Kohli (@KarnikaKohli) July 31, 2018
Like you, I too Khan’t understand why Suhana is on the cover of a magazine.
— Amita (@amitanatverlal) August 2, 2018
One of the reasons why India sucks is because people like Suhana Khan don’t feel embarrassed at celebrating “success” without shedding a single drop of sweat.
— Twitvention (@Twitvention) August 2, 2018
— Renu Dubey (@indyarena) August 2, 2018
Other netizens pointed out the unfairness of the selection process, considering that many celebrities in India work very hard to receive such a recognition. Some are chosen just because they are the sons/daughters of well-known celebrities.
Writers such as @FuschiaScribe described how hard it is to get published in the magazine, and the little pay they receive when they do make it through.
Vogue has always been an institution. Ask any writer how many times their pitches were rejected or the multiple rounds of interviews they faced to get a job. To be on the cover on the magazine is a slap on the face of all those who have struggled to get a job in Vogue for peanuts
— Aparna (@FuschiaScribe) August 1, 2018
Fans suggested other celebrities who are really deserving such as beauty pageant queen Manushi Chhillar.
#SuhanaKhan @ManushiChhillar can make better cover for vogue. Surprisingly, many so called “musically stars” can make better cover. Strugglers are left behind and these star kids are already a celebrity! @iamsrk If only you could support some real talent from the crowd.
— Tanushree (@tanucanary) August 1, 2018
Vogue India turned off the comment section of the Instagram post following the announcement of Suhana as the cover girl but later turned it on again.
Images via Instagram / vogueindia