Deepika Padukone is one Bollywood celebrity who has been rather open about her depression and the struggle that came with it. So much so, that the actress has even founded an organisation to help people with the condition. Following her break up with actor Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone fell into a spiral of depress and has since spoken about her struggle with it on more than one occasion. The Bajirao Mastani actress recently revealed in an interview that suffering with the condition was a struggling every single second.
"The word that best describes my experience of depression is struggle. Every second was a struggle. I felt exhausted the whole time,” she expressed. During the interview, she also spoke about how depression is misunderstood by people. "People confuse it with being a bit sad. A male star said recently that he didn’t have the luxury to be depressed. As if depression is a choice!"
Deepika was given mounds of support when she came out with her story on being depressed and she was asked whether she had any doubts sharing her story. "Not at all. I felt such relief afterwards. It was liberating, like a crushing weight had been lifted off me. I’d do it all over again. Also, it made me more aware of myself,” she revealed.
Deepika Padukone has reinforced on multiple occasions that depression is a clinical condition and one cannot control it. In an earlier interview with an online portal she said, "There is this perception that if you have everything - fame, money, family - why should one be depressed. It is important to understand what depression is and why it happens. It is a clinical condition that is beyond your control.” We hear you DP!
The Piku actress is currently shooting on Kabir Khan’s 83 with Ranveer Singh. She will be essaying the role of Kapil Dev's wife Romi Bhatia in the film. Ranveer Singh on the other hand, is playing the role of Kapil Dev in the film. Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh dated for seven years before they tied the knot in a private ceremony last year.
Ranveer too has been asked in interviews about Deepika’s depression and how he helped her overcome it; to which he said, “Whoever is suffering from it has to get over it themselves. It has to come from inside." He went on to add that he had absolutely no qualms about waiting patiently while Deepika took her time to recover. "That's okay. I had made up my mind a long time ago that she is the one for me. I was unfazed," he said. The Gully Boy actor was a constant source of support for DP throughout her depression.