Deepika Padukone opens up about battling depression

02:22 PM | 10 Sep, 2018
Deepika Padukone opens up about battling depression
MUMBAI - The beautiful actress of Bollywood   Deepika Padukone has never hidden her feelings and experiences of her battle with depression. Apart from speaking at events, she is the founder of the Live Love Laugh Foundation (TLLLF), which creates awareness on mental health in India.

Recently, The Padmavati star  shared that when she first went into depression there wasn’t much awareness on the topic and “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 not only was there was a lack of awareness, there was also a lot of stigmas,” said the Om Shanti Om actress.

However, her mother was the first to recognise the problem and immediately seek professional help.

Deepika also stated that “In my case, I didn’t know what I was feeling or going through and fortunately, it was my mother who was my caregiver and recognised my symptoms in the early stages. I was not feeling motivated anymore, I didn’t know why I wasn’t happy in my life and she was the one who took me to a counsellor".

The Bachna Ae Haseeno star also shared her story with the world made her feel that “a huge weight is off my shoulders”.

“I felt completely transparent. There was no fear of being judged and today I think it just made me a much happier person. It made me understand how fragile life is. It’s made me much more sensitive to people’s thoughts, feelings and emotions,” she continued.

Padukone also spoked that everyone has a story to tell and people should not be quick to judge and label others.

The Bollywood diva also shared that “We very easily judge people and label them. Everyone has a backstory…. it is very easy to pass a judgement about someone and say something about someone. But when you understand what someone has been through, it just makes you a lot more aware of the people around you".

The actor said her experience has made her more aware of her physical and mental well-being. “When I start feeling anxious, I feel a knot in my stomach. I immediately know that I need to take care of myself and control my thoughts. Maybe breathe better and sleep more.”

“It has created so much awareness about my physical well-being. Because it was such a bad experience for me that I’m always aware now. Obviously, that fear of slipping into it again is there.

She further added that "I would never want to experience that again. So I’m always aware of my thoughts, feelings and emotions.”

Padukone ended her speech saying, “Obviously, that fear of slipping into it again is always there but I would never want to experience it again. That’s why I’m always aware of my thoughts, feelings and emotions.”

Depression is not something to hide, we should always help others and should be aware of the condition of our loved ones. Before it's too late to handle the situations.




Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 20 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 20, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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