EXCLUSIVE: Abhishek Bachchan on mental health: Why do we shy away from addressing issues related to the mind?

In an exclusive chat, Abhishek Bachchan spoke on the need to remove the stigma around mental health. The actor makes his digital debut with Breathe: Into The Shadows.
EXCLUSIVE: Abhishek Bachchan on mental health: Why do we shy away from addressing issues related to the mind?EXCLUSIVE: Abhishek Bachchan on mental health: Why do we shy away from addressing issues related to the mind?
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Abhishek Bachchan is one of the most articulate celebrities we know. The actor makes his digital debut with Amazon Prime series Breathe: Into The Shadows today. In an exclusive chat with Pinkvilla, he opened up on the complexities of the character and why he absolutely loved the emotion which is portrayed in the series. Abhishek also opened up on mental health and stigma around it. He shared how he feels the biggest problem lies in the fact that people still shy away from discussing mental health. 

"Sadly there is still a bit of stigma associated with mental health. I don’t understand one thing, if you get cold, you call your doctor and ask for medicines and treatment, your mind is possibly the most important organ of your body. Why do we still shy away from addressing and approach trained professionals to get treatment related to issues with the mind. What is the problem? Firstly you have to remove the stigma in society. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it," he shared. 

Abhishek explained, "You are not scared to say you are not well and need a day off on usual days, so why there is an issue to admitting that you are seeking professional help for a certain mental condition you perceive you might be going through. That is something we need to do away it. In our house, we discuss everything. That is how I was brought up and that is how it should be. Society has built-in so many walls around certain things that need to be deconstructed."

Breathe: Into the Shadows also stars Amit Sadh and Nithya Menen in lead roles.

 
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Anonymous 5 months ago

So many posts were written before the release of season 2 of Breathe. Right from this guy's wife's reaction to the trailer to endless irrelevant posts over useless topics to create a buzz. All this for what? The audience's reaction is the final litmus test.

Anonymous 5 months ago

Abhishek and Tusshar Kapoor are sons of two legends but these guys turned out to be failures.

Anonymous 5 months ago

Abhishek is in news for 2 weeks because of his web series and then he'll be in news for the next year for fighting with trolls on Twitter.

Anonymous 5 months ago

Abhishek..... Plesse stick to your role of a Don, wife and father. You are damn good at these roles. But acting.... it is way out of your league. You are what you are is because of your father’s Legacy. People treat you with respect is because of your father. They give you positive reviews because of your Dad. Aishwarya married you because of your name and Dad’s legacy. Your Dad is so rich that all you have to do is do nothing to make a living. Still the media loves you. Rich and powerful want you in their company because of your Dad. Sushant did not have all the above privileges that came easy to you. He had to work his way every step. He was bullied , harassed and singled out because of zero connections. Ultimately he was gone too soon. Folks like you , media , journalists, Are responsible for the sad state of Bollywood. So please stop your gospel. And stay home .

Anonymous 5 months ago

He wasn’t talking about nepotism or denying it. He was talking about the stigma about mental health. Which is hugely affecting everyone. Whether nepotism ends or not, mental health will still be a problem. Kids are committing sucide daily. There is nothing wrong in what he said! You people need to use your head sometimes!! Pinkvilla please post! I wish this website do a post on it! But it seems they are more interested in promoting the unnecessary hateful comments backing Kangana. And refused to post any comments that state otherwise!!

Anonymous 5 months ago

I love SSR too but it is sad how Abhishek who is easily the most humble star kid and a really good actor is repeatedly dismissed because he was and always is compared directly to his father who was an action hero and hence will never measure up. Abhishek is such an underrated actor, I will watch this series I loved Breath part 1 too with Amit Sadh and Madhvan and I will watch this for both Abhishek and Amit.

Anonymous 5 months ago

You have made enough at others expense..now do some other stuff 20 years are tooo long .. people have rejected you repeatedly ..kindly respect audience

Anonymous 5 months ago

Abhishek you are good at Business, stay there Dude. Most of us respect you Jr. Bachchan Pls donot ruin yourself by doing shows; when other talented people are not even getting 1 minute role. Sorry but wil not support Jr. Bachchan , if you come out in support of SSR, we might watch you. BUt Right now, NO CHANCE for Nepotism Products. NO. Boycott Nepoproducts. PV PLS POST

Anonymous 5 months ago

Abhishek Bachchan is soo underrated. Unlucky at career. Such a talented actor.

Anonymous 5 months ago

Baboi this is the joke of the decade!

Anonymous 5 months ago

He got 40 movies with good directors still he failed to make a mark. He is a medicore actor and not star material.

Anonymous 5 months ago

Emran Hashmi is a better actor than Abhishek.

Anonymous 5 months ago

Go sell Vada pav. You were forced on the audience over and over. Nepotism ki best example.

Anonymous 5 months ago

Oh god I wish thos role was given to some one more worthy. Why are these failed & rejected nepo-kids rushing to the OTT platform!!