Throwback: Deepika Padukone opens up on dealing with mental health issues: There is a fear of it resurfacing

Deepika Padukone, who has bee quite vocal about her struggle with depression, got candid about dealing with mental health issues in a conversation with Pinkvilla.
Throwback: Deepika Padukone opens up on dealing with mental health issues: There is a fear of it resurfacing
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Deepika Padukone and her battle with depression haven’t been a hidden affair. The actress has been quite about her tryst with mental health and has even founded an organisation to help people dealing with the condition. In fact, the Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela actress has always made it a point to talk about her struggle with depression as and when required and raise awareness about the same. However, in an interview with Pinkvilla, Deepika had stated that she does have a fear of it resurfacing.

During the conversation, Deepika called her depression a dark phase which she never wants to face again. The diva asserted that maintaining her mental health is an everyday practice for her and even compared it to maintaining physical health. She said, “It’s a constant thing. There is always the fear of it resurfacing. For me, my mental health is something that I have to its daily maintenance. It’s like my physical health. I am not someone who… I don’t workout or go to gym or do something because I have a role or because I have to prepare for something. For me, physical health is a part of my lifestyle and so it’s the same with mental health as well. And I would never want to go back to that dark space again. So, for me, maintaining my mental health is a daily thing, it’s a part of my lifestyle.”

Talking about the work front, Deepika Padukone is currently working on Shakun Batra’s yet to be titled project with Ananya Panday and Siddhant Chaturvedi. Besides, she is also said to be working in Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming movie Pathan which will mark their fourth project together.

Also Read: Deepika Padukone kick starts shoot for Pathan alongside Shah Rukh Khan: Reports

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Anonymous 2 months ago

Druggie mental case. Totally messed up.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I am sorry hearing this , I wish her a healthy and happy long life.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Such a shameless people are commenting here and making fun of depression.After Deepika many people and celebs talk about their depression.and you shameless trolleys are faking fun.there are many people like you who make fun of depressed people thats why people didn't talk and share about their mental health.Deepika keep doing...PV POST MY COMMENT PLZ

Anonymous 2 months ago

Abhi depression aaega when ranbir v get married

Anonymous 2 months ago

Deepika is married Ranbir is doing canna meriya

Anonymous 2 months ago

Ganjedi

Anonymous 2 months ago

Daily ek throwback abt her. What's this charsi

Anonymous 2 months ago

Nautanki depression

Anonymous 2 months ago

Druggie

Anonymous 2 months ago

Enough. Quit talking and work on getting better. No one wants the details.

Anonymous 2 months ago

phir se shuru. It was a good move to talk about it once and in creating awareness to common people who knew about it and wouldn't acknowledge it until then. But now, it's time to stop. If it is so bad, dont come out and cry at every interview. No one wants to see that. Go to therapy, get stronger. Learn from Samantha and how she bounced back. She dint even talk about it after that. We love that spirit.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Peddling drug addiction as depression......not only did she profit highly from this scam but she ruined the careers and reputations of 2 innocent people deliberately.

Anonymous 2 months ago

You can start with being more honest and stopping overkill PR!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

You are a brave heart Deepika. That's why you are exceptional. You never shied to share your problems. Fortune favours the brave and we know you will get all happiness of life which you deserve. Go ahead dear. We are always with you.

Anonymous 2 months ago

folks--pl understand, mental health is a serious issue, she is not the only one suffering or suffered. Millions need help and understanding. Dipka, pl shut up and keep your illness to yourself and get help

Anonymous 2 months ago

Deepika padukone please have some shame in blatantly lying about being depressed. When were u exactly depressed?? How did it affect you? People struggling with real depression cannot work like u did.

Anonymous 2 months ago

she is nautanki. I doubt the degree of her "depression" also. Comes across as extremely insincere and fake.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I really love you deepika for your amazing work.after you many people got to know about depression.many celebs and comman people share their stories.pv post plz

Anonymous 2 months ago

Has she bluffed the NCB or what?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Paid to get top liar, I mean lawyer and got off scot free?

Anonymous 2 months ago

O V E R

Anonymous 2 months ago

I think she should be admitted into a mental wellness hospital .For sake of publicity shame on these ppl can go to any extent

Anonymous 2 months ago

Stop makeing fun of her depression idiot.she won global crystal award for her amazing work onn mantel health..tum apna dekho kahan admit hona hai tumko.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kangana need mental hospital now a days