Suhana Khan becomes the latest to grace the cover of popular magazine Vogue for its August issue. The cover has Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter flaunting her best of the fashion sense with unmatched panache. However, the Vogue India cover shoot has attracted a lot of criticism on social media. Some believed there was absolutely no reason for presenting a young girl in this way, while others held the ‘nepotism’ flag in their hands. The supercouple and the parents of Suhana Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan haven’t spoken anything about the criticism. However, the photographer, Errikos Andreou offered his two cents on the matter.
Speaking to the Quint, he said that when they were clicking Suhana Khan, all they could see is a young girl who is having fun as she enters adulthood.
He said, “When I saw her, I saw a very beautiful, fresh kid and it was this freshness and innocence that I wanted to capture. But then once she started posing in front of the camera, I realised that this is not a child - this is actually a woman. A young woman who celebrates both her youth and her womanhood. In some pictures she looks innocent, in some pictures she looks sexy. But the sexiness that comes out is not a forced thing. It was a very natural thing. This is who she is.”
Errikos also acknowledged the fact that the entire idea to do her first-ever photoshoot was to present to her to the world.
“It was clearly, a platform to introduce Suhana,” he said.
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The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. Meet #SuhanaKhan in our August 2018 issue. Photographed by: Errikos Andreou (@errikosandreouphoto). Styled by Anaita Shroff Adajania (@anaitashroffadajania). Hair: Yianni Tsapatori (@yiannitsapatori). Make-up: Namrata Soni (@namratasoni)
He explained when he saw the comments on Twitter like ‘Stop sexualizing kids’, he was taken aback. According to him, Suhana’s personality came out rather naturally on the camera.
“She was just having fun entering her adulthood.”
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Bollywood can wait, #SuhanaKhan tells us why in our August 2018 cover story. Head to our Instagram stories to find out more. Photographed by: Errikos Andreou (@errikosandreouphoto). Styled by Anaita Shroff Adajania (@anaitashroffadajania). Hair: Yianni Tsapatori (@yiannitsapatori). Make-up: Namrata Soni (@namratasoni)
Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan shared the pictures of Suhana’s first-ever photoshoot. He wrote, “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!”
However, on social media, the idea of introducing Suhana Khan through a photoshoot wasn’t welcomed. The magazine was also called out for promoting nepotism by featuring a superstar’s daughter.