Hrithik Roshan Says He Has Gone Through Depression

October 18, 2016 14:42
Hrithik Roshan Says He Has Gone Through Depression

Bollywood’s Greek-God Hrithik Roshan said that he has gone through many ups and downs in his life and has been through depression. However the actor thinks that it is something which should not be stigmatized.

The actor added that the issues relating to mental health must be spoken casually and not as if it is something which cannot be cured.

While speaking with the reporters, Hrithik said, “I've been through my ups and downs. I have experienced depression, I have experienced confusion, as we all do. It's a very normal thing. We should be very casual about it when we speak about it. It should be spoken about casually.”

“I have experienced issue in my own personal life, we all go through ups and downs. The ups are important, the downs are (also) important because you evolve through both of them,” said the actor while speaking at the launch of M Power’s ‘Everyday Heroes’ Campaign’ which urges people to accept and fight with mental illnesses.

The 42-year-old actor further added, “When you go through a down then the most important thing is clarity of thought. Sometimes your brain takes over, feeds you with unwanted thoughts. "That's the time you need objectivity, a third or second person to look at you and say 'this is what is happening to you.”

He added that he saw many of his friends fighting silently with depression and many other mental issues, which prompted him to dig deep into the matter. “This is something which was on my mind for years. I always questioned this stigma (around mental illness). I have seen my friends suffer in silence and it bothered me to a level where I started asking questions and stumbled upon some very good questions in that search,” he said.

He further added, “About, why when we are suffering from stomach or kidney problem, we are so cool and casual about it. Why when we have a problem with brain, which is also an organ, we get scared and feel as if it is our fault and we need to hide it from people. Everybody at some point of life is going to go through some mental issue.”

Read Also: Deepika Padukone Gets Emotional While Speaking About How She Dealt With Depression

By Prajakt K.

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