Deepika Padukone shocked all her fans and media when she opened up about depression and her battle with it. She set an example for a lot of other actors to come out in the open, share their experiences, spread awareness and normalcy to the issue, that it quite rightly deserves. The actress was recent in New Delhi, to launch the findings of a survey titled ‘How India perceives mental health’. It has been published by the Padmaavat actress’ foundation Live Love Laugh Foundation (TLLLF). Also Read - With Suicidal Depression Cases Increasing Day by Day, Here are Some Mental Health Helpline Numbers to Talk About What Bothers You
She once again talked about the seriousness of the issues and how awareness about it hasn’t yet reached the desired level to bring about a healthy change. During her address, Deepika talked about the misconceptions attached to depression or with someone who is depressed. She said that it is often perceived as a luxury but that is not true. She said, “There is a misconception that depression happens to people who are successful. It can happen to anybody from any field, irrespective of their socio-economic background.” The actress further added, “People think that those who have too much time or money get into depression. I think it is very important to break that myth.” ALSO READ: Varun Dhawan Calls Salman Khan The Best And Most Helpful Human Being Also Read - Bigg Boss 14 Latest Eviction: Sonali Phogat Gets Eliminated From Salman Khan-Hosted Show
Interestingly, it was only recently that Salman Khan had spoken about depression and had said that “he cannot have the luxury of being depressed.” The Race 3 star was at the TiE Global Summit last month where he said, “I see a lot of people going on vacations, but I cannot afford that luxury of taking a vacation. I see a lot of people getting depressed and emotional, but I can’t afford that luxury of being depressed or sad or emotional because no matter what I am going through, it works against me.” Also Read - Varun Dhawan-Natasha Dalal Wedding Updates: Newly Married Couple Pose With Paps
Did Deepika’s statement about depression being perceived as a luxury directed at Salman Khan? Your guess is as good as ours.