Deepika Padukone is one Bollywood celebrity who has been rather open about her battle with depression. She recently took to one of her blog posts to write about her battle with it, and in the post on New York Times, she revealed certain things that she hadn’t before unveiled. "I started experiencing symptoms in 2014. It was mid-February, and I had fainted after a long day of work. The next morning, I woke up with an empty feeling in my stomach and the urge to cry,” she wrote.
In the blog post, she also went on to speak about her flying career and her personal life, and yet, how difficult it was to sleep at night. “On paper, that should have been a great period in my life — I had just starred in four of my most memorable movies, my family was extremely supportive and I was dating the man who would later become my husband. I had no reason to feel the way I did. But I did. I was exhausted and sad all the time. If someone played a happy song to cheer me up, it only made me feel worse. Waking up every day felt like a huge endeavor,” she wrote.
Deepika Padukone also opened up about her journey of taking professional help. “For the duration of their stay I put on a brave face. But as they packed their bags before heading to the airport, I broke down in tears. My mother looked at me and asked, ‘What’s wrong?’ But I had no answer. She asked me if I was having issues at work. She asked if my partner and I were doing okay. All I could do was shake my head. After taking a moment to herself, she said, ‘Deepika, I think you need professional help.’”
Meanwhile, on the work front, Deepika Padukone recently wrapped up shooting for the Kabir Khan directorial, ’83. She will be seen alongside her husband for the very first time since they tied the knot and will be essaying the role of Romi Bhatia, wife of legendary cricket player; Kapil Dev. The film is all set to narrate the story of how Kapil Dev lead India to victory in the 1983 World Cup. Deepika Padukone is also gearing up for the release of Meghna Gulzaar’s Chhapaak in which she will essay the role of real life acid attack survivor; Laxmi Agarwal.