Recently at India Economic Summit, Deepika Padukone talked about her painful experience of conflicting with depression, and how she is still treating with its effects.
The actress bravely spoke up about her long battle with depression in 2015, in an effort to deal with the ‘taboo’ society in developing country India.
Deepika Padukone not just spoke and spread the awareness to encourage people but also set up an organization name ‘ The Live Love Laugh’ which is day and night working for the people affected by the cause.
The actress talks about the mental harassment workplace expressed that she strongly believes that people working there and policymakers should not accept and stable the mental illness and speak without any threat of their jobs. Deepika afterward talked about her own struggle, she told PTI,”I don’t think I can say that I’m completely over depression. There is always a fear at the back of my mind that I might have a relapse because it has been such a bad experience for me.”
As per Hindustan Time’s report, when the actress was asked if her work was affected due to her mental illness, she said, “Maybe there are people who haven’t offered me films because they think I was depressed and I can’t act. Maybe, I don’t know. I’m in a good space because I can choose the movies that I want to act in, but I don’t think everyone has that luxury of where they want to work or when they want to work.”
Recently, Deepika was depressed while shooting for the climax of ‘Padmavati’, Jauhar or the self- immolation scene. The suicide scene took her back to the time when she was herself fighting with the depression. She also talked about how the youth is still not aware of depression completely.
Deepika Padukone has actually chosen to share her journey of depression with everyone, not for PR but to bring a difference to at least one’s life.