Not many Bollywood celebs have been vocal about the problems they face in their lives. But, Deepika Padukone is one of those actresses, who have been quite vocal about being in depression. The actress has also started a foundation named ‘Live Love Laugh’ to help people who are suffering from depression.
And now, after Deepika it is Hrithik Roshan who has spoken up about his depression. The actor revealed about it at M Power’s Everyday Heroes campaign. The campaign urges people to accept and fight with mental illnesses.
Hrithik said, “I’ve been through my ups and downs. I have experienced depression; I have experienced confusion, as we all do. It’s a very normal thing. We should be very casual about it when we speak about it. It should be spoken about casually.”
“I have experienced issue in my own personal life; we all go through ups and downs. The ups are important, the downs are (also) important because you evolve through both of them,” he added.
Hrithik further went on to say, “When you go through a down then the most important thing is clarity of thought. Sometimes your brain takes over, feeds you with unwanted thoughts. That’s the time you need objectivity, a third or second person to look at you and say ‘this is what is happening to you’.”
The ‘Bang Bang’ actor revealed that he saw many of his friends silently battle depression and other mental issues which made him dig deeper into the problem. He added, “This is something which was on my mind for years. I always questioned this stigma (around mental illness). I have seen my friends suffer in silence and it bothered me to a level where I started asking questions and stumbled upon some very good questions in that search. About, why when we are suffering from stomach or kidney problem, we are so cool and casual about it. Why when we have a problem with brain, which is also an organ, we get scared and feel as if it is our fault and we need to hide it from people. Everybody at some point of life is going to go through some mental issue.”
It’s good that celebs are speaking up about such things as it will inspire a lot of people.