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Actor-comedian Kapil Sharma made his acting comeback with the Nandita Das directorial Zwigato. In the past few days, the actor was busy with the promotions of his film and gearing up for its release. Zwigato released in theatres on March 17. Ahead of the movie release, Kapil sat down with us for a candid conversation, along with director Nandita Das and co-star Shahana Goswami.

Kapil Sharma talks about battling depression and drinking problem

In an exclusive interview, the Zwigato actor opened up about battling depression. He also addressed the media reports about his drinking problem. Kapil shared that many would ask him about how he dealt with it all. Sharma even revealed that he was also worried about inviting his mother from Amritsar to Mumbai amid the media reports surrounding his media problem.

Kapil told Bollywood Bubble, “Main sachi batau, mujhe bade saare log puchte hai ke ‘Aap us phase mein se bahar kaise nikle?’. ‘Wow, aapki courage hai’ maine kuch nahi kiya. Kyunki, kuch cheeze aise hoti hai ke unko waqt pe chod dena chahiye. Waqt ke saath shayad apne aap hi theek hoti hai. (Honestly, everyone asks me ‘How have you gotten out of that phase?’ ‘Wow, you have shown courage’. I have not done anything. Because, there are somethings, we should leave it on the time. Things might get well just with the pace of time).

Addressing the media reports about his alcohol problem, Sharma added, “Mujhe jab media ne likhna start kiya ke ‘Yeh toh daaru mein hi dooba rehta hai. Yeh toh khatam ho gaya hai’. Meri maa Amritsar mein thi, main toh bula hi nahi raha tha unko. (When the media started writing reports like ‘He is drowned in alcohol. He is finished. My mother was in Amritsar and I was not calling her here for the same).

He continued, “Kyunki, woh aayengi toh woh dekhengi ki haan yeh pee raha hai. Aur mohar lag jaegi jo likh rahe the log. Lekin, itni si baat ko bada chadha ke bhi likhte the. Mujhe affect karni lagi thi cheezein. Meri Maa tak jab yeh baatein pohochi. (Because, if she came here, she would see I was drinking. And it would be a stamp on what the media was writing. But, they used to make a mountain of a molehill and write. Those things started to affect me. These things reached my mom).

The Zwigato actor added, “Jab aap theek karne jaate ho na un cheezon ko, woh aur waste hoti jaati hai I think. Kyunki aap sahi state of mind mein nahi rehte ho. Aap uss samay peace mein nahi rehte ho. (When you want to make things right, they just get wasted more. Because, you are not in that sttate of mind. You are not in peace).”

On the work front, Kapil is known for his show, The Kapil Sharma Show.

Meanwhile, Bollywood Bubble gave Zwigato a rating of two and a half stars in the review, further heaping praise on Kapil for his performance. Read the Zwigato review HERE.

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