"I was exhausted and sad," Deepika Padukone said about fighting depression

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Deepika Padukone is one of Bollywood's most beloved actresses. The Piku actor has a commendable professional career with several critically acclaimed roles to his credit. She has come a long way on her trip to Bollywood and is considered among the best actresses in the industry.

Despite the success, it hasn't been all easy for the superstar. The actress suffered from clinical depression in the past she has talked about in several interviews. To help others, Deepika talked about her battle against depression in a blog post for the New York Times. She said: “I started experiencing symptoms in 2014. It was mid-February and I had passed out after a long day at work. The next morning, I woke up feeling empty in my stomach and wanted to cry. "

Deepika continued explaining that she was at the top of her career, had a supportive family and a loving boyfriend in Ranveer Singh, but she still felt sad. “On paper, that should have been a great period in my life: I had just starred in four of my most memorable films, my family supported me a lot and I was dating the man who would later become my husband. I had no reason to feel like I did. But I did it, ”he explained.

Deepika also revealed that she didn't want to deal with reality and that getting out of bed felt like a big problem. “I was exhausted and sad all the time. If someone played a happy song to cheer me up, it just made me feel worse. Waking up every day felt like a great effort, ”he said.

The Padmavat actor said it was difficult for him to put on a brave face when his parents visited her in Mumbai during this phase. The actress while saying goodbye to her parents after her visit began to cry and her mother asked if all was well in her personal and professional life. She confessed: “For the duration of your stay, I put on a brave face. But when they packed their bags before heading to the airport, I burst into tears. My mother looked at me and asked: "What's up?" But I had no answer. She asked me if I was having problems at work. She asked if my partner and I were fine. All I could do was shake my head. After taking a moment for herself, she said: "Deepika, I think you need professional help."


Deepika started a mental health foundation called "The Live Love Laugh Foundation,quot; that works to spread awareness and reduce stigma around mental health.