Deepika Padukone talks about her fight against mental health issues

10:19 PM | 10 Oct, 2022
Deepika Padukone talks about her fight against mental health issues
Source: Deepika Padukone (Instagram)

The stigma around mental health in South Asian countries is fading away slowly and gradually with celebrities and the younger generation prioritising mental peace before anything else.

Accomplished Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone isn't shy of speaking her mind when it comes to mental health issues. The Ram Leela star herself has been diagnosed with depression at a certain point in her life. Padukone was lucky enough to have her symptoms identified by her mother, Ujjala Padukone, who then advised her to seek help and stood by the 83 actress through her highs and lows.

Padukone highlighted the importance of loved ones noticing any abnormal changes in the behaviour of any family member. The Chennai Express actress stated that she wouldn't know where she would be today had her mum not been there. The Padmaavat actor, who has suffered from depression in the past, now runs a mental health foundation Live Love Laugh Foundation. 

Speaking to a publication, the Tamasha actress said, “[The role of the family] is extremely crucial. Even in my personal journey, the role of the caregiver has been extremely important. That’s why my mother is here and that’s why my sister has been so passionately part of this cause for many years. Therefore, when I hear stories of caregivers, I understand how equally important that is. The emotional well-being of a caregiver is as important as emotional well-being of the person experiencing mental illness.”

Padukone is currently in Tamil Nadu to raise awareness about mental health through the Live Love Laugh Foundation. 

According to media outlets, Padukone also talked about how Ujjala helped her see what the next step needs to be.

“In my own case, for example, had my mother and the caregiver not identified my symptoms in my moment of vulnerability, had she not had the presence of mind to tell me to or help me reach out to the professionals, I don’t know what state I would be in today."

The Om Shanti Om actress added, “Ensuring I was regular with my treatment, with my consultations with the doctors — of course it takes a toll on the caregiver as well and that’s not something new. I think whether it is mental illness or any other form of illness, it takes a toll on the caregiver.”

On the work front, the Gehraiyaan diva has several movies with Pathaan, Project K, The Intern, and Fighter in the pipeline.


Pakistani rupee inches up against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies - Check forex rates here

Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 2 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.15  287.95 
Euro EUR 309.9  310.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4  360.05 
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45  77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold registers big fall in Pakistan; check today gold rates in Pakatan - 2 December 2023

The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 2 December 2023

On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.

Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.

Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Karachi PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Islamabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Peshawar PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Quetta PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Sialkot PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Attock PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Gujranwala PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Jehlum PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Multan PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Bahawalpur PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Gujrat PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Nawabshah PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Chakwal PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Hyderabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Nowshehra PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Sargodha PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Faisalabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Mirpur PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705


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