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Deepika Padukone Gives It Back To Salman Khan For His Silly Remark On Depression. We Think It Was About Time

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There is a huge stigma around the subject of mental health in our country, and most conversations are often brushed under the carpet. But it looks like that might finally be changing.  Ever since our very own Deepika Padukone broke the silence around her own mental health four years back, she may be, in her own way, bringing about change. Deepika Padukone is at the peak of her career and also received multiple awards for her brilliant performances and perhaps it was more important that she talk about an issue as sensitive as this. As she did. She opened up about her mental illness and it threw some much-needed light on the subject. Deepika Padukone also began her foundation Live Love Laugh and has been helping the people who are struggling with mental illness by creating awareness about it.

Deepika Padukone emerged a winner from her battle with depression a while ago but she hasn’t forgotten the tough times she had while dealing with it. The Chhapaak actress remembers every moment of it and called it a “struggle” she had to go through. Featuring on the cover of Vogue, the actress told the magazine that she used to feel exhausted all the time and wouldn’t feel like waking up each day. It takes guts to do something like that and we admire Deepika Padukone for taking mental illness outside the dark corner it has been relegated to.

Deepika Padukone said, “The word that best describes my experience of depression is struggle. Every second was a struggle. I felt exhausted the whole time. People confuse it with being a bit sad. A male star said recently that he didn’t have the luxury to be depressed. As if depression is a choice!” If you’re confused about what she means, this was Deepika’s retort to Salman Khan when he said he was too busy to have the luxury to be depressed. Trust Salman Khan to take an important issue and mock it because he’s a “busy” star. We don’t particularly like the man here at Hauterfly but for him to dole out shit remarks like this was unnecessary and it was dignified of Deepika to not give it a response. Thankfully, now she has and we love her for it.

About the time, Deepika said it was her mother who noticed her symptoms and urged Deepika to seek help. She recalls the time and clearly remembers that her mother pushed her to consult doctor about it. Speaking about her parents, Prakash Padukone and Ujjala Padukone, Deepika said, “They are honest and elegant and dignified and authentic. They ground me.”

Asked if she regrets opening up about her depression, Deepika quipped, “Not at all.” She added, “I felt such relief afterwards. It was liberating, like a crushing weight had been lifted off me. I’d do it all over again. Also, it made me more aware of myself.” Deepika Padukone had made mental health her priority now, a thing that should always have been important. She also encourages everyone to do the same and we stand for it too!

Also read: Deepika Padukone’s Response To Which Sportsperson She Would Like To Play Is The Cutest Thing Ever

Meanwhile Deepika Padukone will be seen in the Meghna Gulzar directorial, Chhapaak which is slated to release on January 10, 2020. Deepika will also share a same screen with hubby Ranveer Singh in the film, 83 and we are looking forward to see the too in a movie again!

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