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Rajat Barmecha opens up on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death and importance of mental health
Sushant Singh Rajput‘s sudden demise has left his fans and loved ones devastated. Such a talented actor committing suicide came as a huge shock to the entire film industry and to everyone who aspires to make it in the industry. ‘Udaan‘ actor Rajat Barmecha in an exclusive chat with Bollywood Bubble opened up on Sushant’s death and why it’s important to openly talk about mental health issues.
Sharing about his reaction on Sushant’s death, Rajat said, “I react to things spontaneously. Irrfan Khan sir’s death was a huge shocker despite knowing that he wasn’t well so yeah Sushant’s death was another huge shocker. It’s like right on your face. He was 34, I am 31 so it makes you think a lot, what is it you are looking out for? It gets you into the zone where you start questioning everything. I am sure its the same for everyone out there. It’s been crazy but then, we need to move on and see where life takes us.”
Post Sushant’s death, discussion surrounding mental health and depression has increased. When asked has he ever faced an existential crisis, Rajat replied, “Thankfully I have never faced this existential crisis. About others opening up about their mental issues now, I think it’s good. In a country like India, talking about mental health is something looked down upon. It’s very human to feel certain emotions. Anxiety can happen to anyone. Especially at the start of this lockdown, I was very anxious about what will happen in future. But in our country, a psychiatrist is called as “Pagal ka doctor” by some people. So I think it’s a good time to talk about mental health issues because people really need to understand that anyone can have depression or anxiety issues, it’s as common as having flu. We can work on it and get better. So yeah, its high time we spoke about it and not make it sound like its the end of the world.”
You can check out our entire conversation with Rajat Barmecha below:
Earlier taking to his Instagram, Rajat on Sushant’s death had posted, “#SushantSinghRajput is no more and suddenly everyone has amazing things to say about him. Where are these people when the person is alive and actually needs to hear something good? Next time…Don’t just fucking say good things…mean them!”
Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide on June 14 at his Bandra residence. Mumbai Police is investigating his death.
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