Suhana Khan, daughter of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, made her debut as the cover girl for fashion magazine Vogue India, triggering a social media debate on nepotism in the film industry.
For its August 2018 issue, the magazine has 18-year-old on the cover, something that has not gone down well with people amid a raging debate on nepotism in the film industry.
Facing backlash from netizens, Vogue India disabled comments section on her photos on Instagram.
Amid congratulatory messages, Twitter was flooded with posts slamming the glamour world for choosing Suhana, who is yet to officially step into the fashion/film industry, as the cover girl, accusing the magazine of nepotism.
Really don't believe in celebrity bashing, but why is Suhana Khan is on the cover of Vogue?— Srishti (@Srishtea_) July 31, 2018
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?
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.— JuuuâÂÂÂ¨ (@PrisonerByBirth) July 31, 2018
Hima das won Gold.
Vogue be like : pic.twitter.com/crRtzrSxlH
I understand nepotism, I understand easy starts and quick access due to genes or contacts with those who hold the reigns. However, if you are untalented, no matter how much you try you will bite the dust. Time will tell if the safar of #SuhanaKhan would be Suhana at all.— harish iyer (@hiyer) August 1, 2018
Suhana Khan is on the cover of Vogue because.....?— Protima Tiwary (@DumbbellsnDrama) July 31, 2018
Suhana Khan Trending everywhere. After all she has King's DNA. We congratulate Suhana for her first ever Cover Magazine debut. Thanks @VOGUEIndia @iamsrk @gaurikhan
Retweet for Suhana #Suhanakhan #Suhana pic.twitter.com/qe5mzq5r40
#suhanakhan @VOGUEIndia Hello Vogue,— Anonymous (@Fly_Hightweeto) August 1, 2018
May I know what is the process to be on cover of your magazine?
I'm sure, for strugglers, you must have 100's of elimination rounds ...
There is a talent out there, waiting for their chance..if it is for #SuhanaKhan then why not 4others ?
I think SRKians should stop giving attention to this drama. When your favorite is not giving you enough stuff to talk about everyday, you need new topics to rant about and if it's Suhana Khan today, let it be.— R! (@WeirdlyProbable) August 1, 2018
Suhana features in the cover of a magazine for the first time, succeeding Jhanvi Kapoor who was the cover girl for Vogue India's July issue.
Suhana’s father Shah Rukh Khan shared the cover on Instagram and Twitter and wrote, "Holding her in my arms again thanks to @vogueindia . '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!".
Filmmaker Karan Johar, who shares a close bond with Shah Rukh Khan and his family, also congratulated her.
Donning an over-sized dress, Suhana has been styled by Anaita Shroff Adajania for the issue.
Her hair and makeup have been done by Yianni Tsapatori and Namrata Soni respectively.