Kaun Banega Crorepati 13: Deepika Padukone opens up on her battle with depression; says ‘I didn’t feel like living’

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In 2014, Actor Deepika Padukone was battling depression. ​The time when people were struggling to open up on the same, she, on the other hand, was very vocal about her mental health. Since then, she has ​even started her own Live Love Laugh Foundation, which aims to help those struggling with their mental health. However, in the recent episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati 13, host Amitabh Bachchan asked her about battling depression. To which, the actor replied that ​there was a time when ​she didn’t feel like living as​ she ​​thought​ there’s no purpose.

She revealed was diagnosed with depression in 2014. When Big B asked her how did she know that she was suffering from depression, Deepika said, “Suddenly mujhe aise laga ki mere paet mein ek ajeeb sa feeling hota tha, ek khaalipan mein mehsoos karti thi (I used to get a very weird feeling, like there was an emptiness inside me).” The actor added, “I didn’t feel like going to work or meeting anybody. I did not want to go out. I didn’t feel like doing anything. Many times, I don’t know if I should say this but I didn’t feel like living anymore. I felt like I had no purpose.”

“My mother noticed that there was something wrong with me. She felt something was off with the way I was crying. It was not the usual cry. The way I was crying, it was like a cry for help. She asked me to visit a psychiatrist. I did that and recovered after many months. But mental health is something that you can’t forget about even after you recover. It is something you have to take care of. I have introduced some lifestyle changes now,” she added.

For Shaandaar Shukravaar special episode, Deepika Padukone and filmmaker Farah Khan graced the KBC13 where they were playing for the charity.

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