It’s easy to cherish the success of our celebs , but behind the closed doors of those sprawling mansions, many of the Bollywood celebrities are hiding ongoing battles with severe depression. As it turns out, a lifestyle of money and fame does not automatically save one from mental illness, and in some cases, it even escalate the feelings of sadness, loneliness, and anxiety that contribute to depression.
Mental health problems can strike at any time, and do not discriminate with regards situation or status. The celebrities on this list are only a handful of those who have fought mental illness bravely while living in the public eye. But by speaking out about their depression without shame, these famous people have shown that not only have they survived, they’re determined to make mental illness a general topic of conversation for anyone suffering .
SRK has recently opened up about suffering with intense anxiety
Due to the shoulder 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.
“Two years back, my family had come to see me. They were about to leave and I was all alone in my bedroom, curled up. My mother walked in and asked if everything was okay, I said yes. She asked again if it was work or something else that was bothering me, I said no. She asked me so many times that I felt myself choking and I broke into tears. “
She also opened her own centre for mental health known as The Live, Love, Laugh Foundation . Her foundation help people suffering from depression.
“I thought it was stress, so I tried to distract myself by focusing on work, and surrounding myself with people, which helped for a while. But the nagging feeling didn’t go away. My breath was shallow, I suffered from lack of concentration and I broke down often.” she added.
Tiger Shroff chose to speak out about his depression after a tumultuous year and failure of the movie “A Flying Jatt”
He said “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 said in an interview, “I think it’s important for everybody to get themselves checked – mental health is something that’s very important. Anxiety has been a big problem for me, but I think my biggest struggle has been depression. For me, my depression doesn’t revolve around my work; it revolves around me personally.”
Varun Dhawan also went into depression while filming the role of role of a psycho in his blockbuster “Badlapur” opened about his metal illness
“I was depressed. I was not clinically declared depressed but I was heading there. I was very sad to a certain degree. I don’t want to use the term ‘depression’ loosely because it’s a serious illness. It definitely effected my mental health. I was prescribed and did see a doctor for it as well.”
He added , “celebrities and movie stars are normal human beings too, and are not immune to mental illnesses like depression and anxiety.”
Manisha Koirala shared in a Facebook status , “How slowly, shadows of my past friendships are becoming distant dream… did I have a bunch of friends with whom there were promises of a lifetime? Disappointed, yes I m…but then life fills you with new hope, new friends…hoping this time round it would be rooted in deep values rather than just crazy, fun times.” Sources says the reason behind all this was her ex-husband Samrat Dahlal.
The actress fought bravely with cancer also which made her strong enough to go through these circumstances.
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Anushka posted a quote related to anxiety and depression on twitter.When she was asked about this in an interview, She said “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.”
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When we all were missing Honey Singh’s songs for a long break, This Desi Kalakar was suffering from bipolar disorder.
“It was scary. At one point, I thought I would live in this darkness forever. I had cut myself off from everyone. I didn’t come out of my room, forget stepping out of the house. I had a beard and I didn’t get a haircut for months. For someone who has performed in front of a crowd of 20,000, I was scared of facing 4-5 people. That’s what bipolar disorder does to you,”
We all loved the show Satyamev Jayatey.
Among all the right reasons Mr Perfectionist is known for, Aamir Khan’s television talk show Satyamev Jayate tops the list. What most of us don’t know is Mr. Perfectionist, and entire team of Satyamev Jayate suffered a mental disorder called Post- Traumatic Disorder after the show was over. They all went through group therapy.
It’s quite evident as the team encountered many shocking revelations uncovered on the show. According to India.com , Aamir said “it was challenging for the team to overcome the traumatic experience of showcasing such issues and meeting people who had undergone various atrocities.”