Bollywood bathing beauty Deepika Padukone, who has always been vocal about coping with depression, has said that her battle against it has been one of the most powerful experiences.
In a piece she’s written for the Hindustan Times, she said, “I look back, I can truly say that the last four years have been life-changing in almost every way. There have been some dark, immensely tough times. There have also been triumphs. But without a doubt, one of my most powerful experiences has been my battle with, and recovery from depression.”Speaking at an event, the ‘Padmaavat’ starlet said that she had wanted to be honest with herself and fans, ever since she started fighting depression for the first time.
“For me coming out with my experience and sharing it with the world really was about being honest. At that point, four years ago, I didn’t think about it as being brave. I didn’t think that it was meant to be revolutionary” she said.
Deepika further revealed she felt it was important for her to share “something that had changed my life. And something that I felt had a lot of stigma when I was experiencing it. There wasn’t much awareness…even we weren’t familiar with what I was going through.”
“There was also this feeling that maybe we should not talk about it and keep it hush. So there was a lack of awareness and there was a lot of stigma,” she added.