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World Mental Health Day: Bollywood celebrities who raised awareness


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As October 10 marks the World Mental Health Day, it comes as a great opportunity for people to talk about the subject and share awareness. Despite a large percentage of individuals suffering from depression, especially the younger generation, it’s still considered a stigma and many tend to avoid communication about this. Proven enough, depression has been stated as a clinical illness which needs to be addressed as effectively as any other illness. 

Fact that often various Bollywood celebrities have come out and shared their story or even suffered depression, its proof that anxiety and depression can affect anyone. Right from Deepika Padukone, Karan Johar to Anushka Sharma, Tiger Shroff – there have been various who have had their struggles with depression, anxiety and mental health.

On World Mental Health Day, we list out Bollywood stars who have decided to end the stigma by talking about it.

Shah Rukh Khan

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He’s the biggest star of the movie business back home but King Khan too battled mental illness post his 2010 shoulder surgery. The actor revealed back then in an interview how he suffered depression but was later able to escape it. In his conversation with a news portal, Shah Rukh Khan shared, “I feel so much healthy and refreshed from within — due to the injury and the suffering I had got into a depression mode but now I am out of it. I feel happy and boosted with energy.”

Deepika Padukone

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Deepika Padukone was hit by depression when she was at the peak of her career. After battling it like a true fighter and spoken about it more than often, Deepika has always urged people to share their stories and improve their mental health. The actress even a runs a foundation called The Live, Love, Laugh Foundation which aims at creating awareness about mental health issues in India and help those undergoing depression.

Anushka Sharma

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It was in 2015 when Anushka Sharma for the first time opened up about her anxiety and depression. In her interview with a magazine, the actress revealed how she wishes to educate people about the subject and there shouldn’t be any shame to even talk about it. She revealed, “I have anxiety. And I’m treating my anxiety. I’m on medication for my anxiety. Why am I saying this? Because it’s a completely normal thing. It’s a biological problem. In my family there have been cases of depression. More and more people should talk openly about it. There is nothing shameful about it or something to hide. If you had a constant stomach pain, wouldn’t you go to the doctor? It’s that simple. I want to make this my mission, to take any shame out of this, to educate people about this.”

Karan Johar

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Calling them the darkest days of his life, 2016 was the year when Karan Johar fought clinical depression. In his interview with a journalist back then Karan narrated his story saying, “I have read people speaking openly about their depression. There was a phase in my life, when I was really depressed. When I went through that phase, I thought I am getting a cardiac arrest.  I felt it in middle of a meeting two and half years ago, after which I left the meeting in between saying I have something urgent to do and rushed to the doctor. He then said I am having an anxiety attack. I went to a psychologist post that. Then I realized that I had some internal issues to deal with, which got built up to such point that it resulted into anxiety.”

Today Karan is a proud parent of two beautiful babies and he hasn’t been happier. 

Tiger Shroff

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Not many know this but post the failure of Tiger’s film, A Flying Jatt at the box-office, the actor went into depression. As simple it may sound to some, but the first flop didn’t go down well with the Baaghi2 star. 

He shared his story in an interview saying, “I started on a high with Baaghi (2016). I was over the moon when it opened on 12 crore and did 15 crore on a Sunday. For a newcomer and for a second film, that’s pretty good. And then kept going up. But when the numbers for A Flying Jatt came in, I thought, ‘I put in so much work, why didn’t they like it?’” A month of hard-core depression. A lot of emotional eating. When I started shooting for Munna Michael, I was still in that mindset. I didn’t have any drive. But after I finished my first schedule, I thought, ‘I can’t wait for people to see this now.”

Ileana D’Cruz

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Ileana D’Cruz Is someone who has never shied away from accepting and sharing her #MentalHealth story. In her past conversations with Filmfare, Ileana spoke about how anxiety was always a big problem for her. She shared that she was doing big films like Main Tera Hero and Happy Ending but wasn’t happy about the space she was in. “Maybe, I put a lot of pressure on myself. I remember having a talk with my agency. They told me, ‘You’re doing a Balaji film and a project with Illuminati Films. How can you say you are not doing enough?’ But I just wasn’t happy. I couldn’t find a single reason to be happy. I believed everyone else was doing better job. You can’t really explain the feeling. But someone else who has experienced it, would relate to me.” – the actress told Filmfare.

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As October 10 marks the World Mental Health Day, it comes as a great opportunity for people to talk about the subject and share awareness. Despite a large percentage of individuals suffering from depression, especially the younger generation, it’s still considered a stigma and many tend to avoid communication about this. Proven enough, depression has been stated as a clinical illness which needs to be addressed as effectively as any other illness. 

Fact that often various Bollywood celebrities have come out and shared their story or even suffered depression, its proof that anxiety and depression can affect anyone. Right from Deepika Padukone, Karan Johar to Anushka Sharma, Tiger Shroff – there have been various who have had their struggles with depression, anxiety and mental health.

On World Mental Health Day, we list out Bollywood stars who have decided to end the stigma by talking about it.

Shah Rukh Khan

Filmfare

He’s the biggest star of the movie business back home but King Khan too battled mental illness post his 2010 shoulder surgery. The actor revealed back then in an interview how he suffered depression but was later able to escape it. In his conversation with a news portal, Shah Rukh Khan shared, “I feel so much healthy and refreshed from within — due to the injury and the suffering I had got into a depression mode but now I am out of it. I feel happy and boosted with energy.”

Deepika Padukone

Filmfare

Deepika Padukone was hit by depression when she was at the peak of her career. After battling it like a true fighter and spoken about it more than often, Deepika has always urged people to share their stories and improve their mental health. The actress even a runs a foundation called The Live, Love, Laugh Foundation which aims at creating awareness about mental health issues in India and help those undergoing depression.

Anushka Sharma

Filmfare

It was in 2015 when Anushka Sharma for the first time opened up about her anxiety and depression. In her interview with a magazine, the actress revealed how she wishes to educate people about the subject and there shouldn’t be any shame to even talk about it. She revealed, “I have anxiety. And I’m treating my anxiety. I’m on medication for my anxiety. Why am I saying this? Because it’s a completely normal thing. It’s a biological problem. In my family there have been cases of depression. More and more people should talk openly about it. There is nothing shameful about it or something to hide. If you had a constant stomach pain, wouldn’t you go to the doctor? It’s that simple. I want to make this my mission, to take any shame out of this, to educate people about this.”

Karan Johar

Filmfare

Calling them the darkest days of his life, 2016 was the year when Karan Johar fought clinical depression. In his interview with a journalist back then Karan narrated his story saying, “I have read people speaking openly about their depression. There was a phase in my life, when I was really depressed. When I went through that phase, I thought I am getting a cardiac arrest.  I felt it in middle of a meeting two and half years ago, after which I left the meeting in between saying I have something urgent to do and rushed to the doctor. He then said I am having an anxiety attack. I went to a psychologist post that. Then I realized that I had some internal issues to deal with, which got built up to such point that it resulted into anxiety.”

Today Karan is a proud parent of two beautiful babies and he hasn’t been happier. 

Tiger Shroff

Filmfare

Not many know this but post the failure of Tiger’s film, A Flying Jatt at the box-office, the actor went into depression. As simple it may sound to some, but the first flop didn’t go down well with the Baaghi2 star. 

He shared his story in an interview saying, “I started on a high with Baaghi (2016). I was over the moon when it opened on 12 crore and did 15 crore on a Sunday. For a newcomer and for a second film, that’s pretty good. And then kept going up. But when the numbers for A Flying Jatt came in, I thought, ‘I put in so much work, why didn’t they like it?’” A month of hard-core depression. A lot of emotional eating. When I started shooting for Munna Michael, I was still in that mindset. I didn’t have any drive. But after I finished my first schedule, I thought, ‘I can’t wait for people to see this now.”

Ileana D’Cruz

Filmfare

Ileana D’Cruz Is someone who has never shied away from accepting and sharing her #MentalHealth story. In her past conversations with Filmfare, Ileana spoke about how anxiety was always a big problem for her. She shared that she was doing big films like Main Tera Hero and Happy Ending but wasn’t happy about the space she was in. “Maybe, I put a lot of pressure on myself. I remember having a talk with my agency. They told me, ‘You’re doing a Balaji film and a project with Illuminati Films. How can you say you are not doing enough?’ But I just wasn’t happy. I couldn’t find a single reason to be happy. I believed everyone else was doing better job. You can’t really explain the feeling. But someone else who has experienced it, would relate to me.” – the actress told Filmfare.

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