After Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide from depression, this topic needs to be discussed. Bollywood is an industry full of glitz and glamor from outside but has many dark secrets from inside. Bollywood celebrities always surrounded by their fans and media. They have to keep themselves presentable all the time. No matter how many problems they have, they still need to keep a smile on their face. They are also human beings and have their issues, weakness, and challenges. They also go through depression, mental illness, and suicidal tendencies. There are many Bollywood celebrities battled depression. Check out these renowned Bollywood celebrities battled depression, mental illness, and suicidal tendencies.
1. Ileana D’Cruz
Ileana D’Cruz once fought with depression and also suffered from Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Ileana said that it is okay to be flawed, and all you have to do is to learn to accept yourselves with them. She also shares that it is necessary to have a bonding with someone you can call a family. Ileana D’Cruz also opened up about prioritizing mental health and said it is equally important.
2. Hrithik Roshan
War actor Hrithik Roshan confessed that he was in depression. Hrithik Roshan and made a big case with it and said he thinks that it must be said and people should not be afraid to ask for help.
3. Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma compared depression and anxiety to normal stomach pain. She said like in illness we consult a doctor, similarly, in case of depression, we should consult a doctor. Anushka Sharma revealed that she fought depression with the help of medicines. “There is no shame in accepting that you have anxiety issues, it is normal and it should be treated”.
4. Karan Johar
Karan Johar made an appearance on NDTV and opened up about his two-year-long battle with clinical depression. He told in an interview,
“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 the 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 in anxiety. Today I feel a lot more free of it. I feel there are loads of other things to look forward to.”
5. Shama Sikander
Actress Shama Sikander, who fought with suicidal tendencies and now found her way to a happy life, said in her statement, “I just wanted to share my story with everyone else so that they know that it is okay to be completely messed up.” The statement reminds you that it is ok to feel low sometimes, to have suicidal tendencies, as long as you make sure that you will rise above and find happiness.