Actor-producer Uay Chopra, who disappeared from the world of showbiz after working movies like Mohabbatein and Dhoom franchise, is back in the news after he posted and deleted two cryptic tweets hinting depression and suicide. Uday took to Twitter to thank his fans for their concern and blames his ‘dark humour’ for the confusion.
"Seems like I tweeted something recently that got a few of you worried. I'm totally fine, its just my dark humour that sometimes gets misunderstood. Thanks for all your concern though," Uday tweeted on Sunday.
Seems like I tweeted something recently that got a few of you worried. I’m totally fine, its just my dark humour that sometimes gets misunderstood. Thanks for all your concern though.— Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) March 24, 2019
A day earlier, the star had shared and later deleted two tweets in which he talked about not being okay and about ‘suicide’.
“For a few hours I deactivated my Twitter account. It felt as close to death as I could get. Was phenomenal! I think this is a good good option to suicide. I might be doing it permanently soon,” he wrote in his first tweet.
While in the second tweet, he wrote, “Confession: I’m not okay. I am trying but so far I’m failing,” he wrote in another tweet. Though the actor deleted the tweet later, the screenshot of the same did the rounds online and got a section of his well-wishers on social media worried. This also led to a barrage of "Get well soon" and "Stay strong" from his fans on social media.
One user even questioned: "Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar and all those who claim to be his well-wishers... what the hell are you guys doing? This guy has been crying out aloud for help for ages now!!! You guys will talk all rubbish about depression in public and give a damn about your own friend?"
This isn’t the first time, Uday’s post alluded to depression. In June last year, he had posted, "If you or a loved one is suffering from a mental illness, get help. Remember you cannot will it away. You cannot just 'think positive' or 'shake it off' or 'be strong'. It's the same as asking a person with a broken leg to just walk it off. There is no shame in it. Help is available..."
"Social withdrawal, behavioural changes, over-indulgence in food, alcohol, drugs etc these are all signs. If they continue for a longer period of time then there could be an issue. Most importantly do not judge them for it, instead, try and understand them."
Last year, Uday Chopra's luxury villa worth $3.8 Million in Hollywood was up for sale.
Uday made his acting debut in 2000 in the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Mohabbatein and was later seen in films like Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, Mujhse Dosti Karoge!, Dhoom, Neal 'n' Nikki and Pyaar Impossible. He was last seen in Dhoom 3 along with Aamir Khan and Abhishek Bachchan.
The younger son of late filmmaker Yash Chopra, Uday, moved into heading the international arm of his home banner Yash Raj Films.