In a country like India, where we consider talking about any mental illness is not worthy, moreover, it raises more eyebrows. Whether you are dealing with anxiety or with depression, most of the people will find it is wrong to discuss about your mental illness. There are many Bollywood celebrities who are brave enough to accept that they had depression and talked about it openly. Here, we are talking about six brave and bold Bollywood actors who fought against depression and never feel shy to talk about their mental illness openly.
Karan Johar: He is one of the most talented and successful directors of Bollywood. He has created magic with movies and people love his movies because all the time he comes up with some new ideas and concepts with which you can easily relate. In a talk show with Barkha Dutt, the well-known filmmaker accepted that once he suffered from clinical depression and he also mentioned how he overcame this problem.
Shahrukh Khan: The Baadshah of Bollywood and king of romance Shah Rukh Khan also accepted that once he also suffered from clinical depression. He is one of the most successful and loved actors of Bollywood who enjoyed the great fan following. While shooting for a movie he got torn a ligament in his shoulder, due to which he underwent a surgery. This and the fact he was being compared to every other actor of Bollywood which became the reason for his depression. He overcomes his anxiety and once again he is one of the most successful actors of Bollywood.
Deepika Padukone: This Bollywood beauty who rules the heart of many and enjoys the great fan following opened about herself suffering from depression. She accepted this fact in a TV interview that she suffered from depression. But, she has taken the next step by establishing a center for mental health to help those people who are going through the same problem and who is not even very much aware about the problem and consequences.
Anushka Sharma: This gorgeous diva of Bollywood once accepted that she is on medication and treating her depression. She accepted this openly in an interview and said that there is nothing wrong and shameful in talking and discussing this problem as it is like any other health issue.
Manisha Koirala: One of the most beautiful and established actresses of Bollywood, Manisha Koirala also suffered from anxiety and clinical depression. The reason for this problem was her ex-husband Samrat Dahlal and her failed relationship. She was brave enough to face all this and battled clinical depression. Moreover, she was a cancer survivor also.
Ileana D’cruz: She is one of the most gorgeous and super talented actresses of Bollywood. She has established herself as one of the most successful actresses of Bollywood by delivering various hit films. She once accepted that the anxiety attacks had become the part of her life until she visited a doctor to find out the problem. She accepted that depression was the more serious problem with her than anxiety. Her reason for going into depression was not professional or professional competition, but it was more because of other personal reasons.
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