Celebrities React to Anam Tanoli’s Death

Twenty six-year-old model Anam Tanoli’s tragic suicide this week has set off a discussion concerning mental health on social media. The model apparently committed suicide after suffering from depression and cyber bullying.

In a little while after the news of her death broke, few celebrities shared their views on the significance of mental health.

Armeena Khan

“A young, up and coming Pakistani in model died yesterday. On the face of it, it looks like suicide by hanging. I wonder what could possibly have driven a talented young girl like that to take her own life,” the actress tweeted.

Mawra Hocane

“I didn’t know her personally but I’m devastated that a young beautiful girl succumbed to the bullies around her,” the 25-year-old actress wrote in an Instagram post. “I spoke to a close friend of hers who told me how deeply she was affected by social media trolling and bullying at work. She was suffering from depression and the world was ruthless regardless. I wish she was stronger but I also wish that we were kinder, all of us. Be on a watch, anyone around us could be suffering from depression and your words can take someone’s life,” Hocane said.

“I’m sorry Anam Tanoli on behalf of everyone who pushed you takes such a step. My condolences and love to the family,” she added. Mawra said that regardless of being ‘public property’, celebrities are just as human as the rest of us.  “PS: We may be out here for you on social platforms but we are just like you. We get hurt, we break but we endure and put the broken pieces together to run another show for all of you. Be kind, it won’t cost you a thing. Please be kind, considerate and compassionate for others and their hearts. It is about time we treat depression as an illness so we can comfort the ones suffering, at least. Seek medical help without reluctance. Please don’t be afraid of the society, protect yourself first.

Rizwan Beyg

The fashion designer shared his thoughts on mental illness through FaceBook. “Amidst all the awards and celebration, the tragic suicide of Anam Tanoli has been totally sidelined and not been addressed by the fashion fraternity,” he wrote.

“I never knew Anam or worked with her but the awful stories surrounding her suicide are a wake up call for all those of us who still have a conscience and some shred of humanity left,” Beyg said of the harassment that exists in showbiz.

“Stories of body shaming and downright vicious attacks on a young vulnerable girl are hugely disturbing and what is even more disturbing is a total lack of remorse, sadness or indignation on her passing. I am ashamed Anam and sorry I was silent at the injustice you faced at the hands of the fraternity I am part of. Rest in peace Anam because I certainly cannot,” he said.

We should never judge a book by its cover. If anam’s pictures and lifestyle showed that she’s happy, this doesn’t means that she is happy in reality too.

You might be wondering why did a girl who had everything committed suicide? Well, that’s what everyone is thinking right now. She had everything except for peace. She was fed up of fighting with depression and sadly she gave up.

The harsh and hateful comments by people affected her so much that she took to killing herself. What is wrong with us as humans? We are hurting each other on a daily basis just because we aren’t happy with ourselves or we’re envious. These things give us no right to tear someone else down and destroy their sense of self.

Anam Tanoli’s death is certainly a major heart break news for us. She was battling with depression according to her friends. If someone seems to be alright just by their face, it doesn’t mean that they are perfectly alright or happy in their life. Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about.

Instead of blaming others and bullying them, we should correct ourselves first. We should realize this that what are we. How pious and perfect are we. We should use our words wisely while talking with others. We never know how our words are killing others. Every word seems normal and ordinary to us, but it can ruin someone entirely.

Suicide is the sincerest form of self criticism. Please change yourself. Take mental health seriously. Your mental health is as important as your physical health. Kindly talk to someone, concern a psychologist and help you. Take care of yourself. If you know someone who’s fighting with it, show some kindness, help them and listen to whatever they say. We pray that may Anam Tanoli’s soul rest in peace.


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