Vikrant Massey on losing close friend Kushal Punjabi to depression: We all just need to talk to each other

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The untimely demise of actor Kushal Punjabi shocked everyone in the industry. He committed suicide in his Bandra Apartment and left a note in which he blamed no one for his death. From Bollywood to TV celebs, many spoke about the death of Kushal and also offered their heartfelt condolences. Reportedly, he was suffering from depression due to his failed marriage and financial problems.

In a recent interview with SpotboyE, Vikrant Massey who will be seen in ‘Chhapaak’ was asked how can one deal with mental issues and save oneself from committing suicide. Vikrant said, “Talking is the solution to combat such strong emotions. Talking it out to anyone. My experience tells me that, in our society talking about such subjects is still a taboo, you’re considered weaker. If there’s a man who goes up to his family and says that I’m depressed and I have issues, the people consider it as a Mental Issue. He is called mad. We still look at these issues from the same lens. The pace at which we’re progressing is extremely slow and unfortunate. Let’s face it.”

Vikrant also said that beginning to talk about mental health is the solution. “I recently lost a friend last week (Kushal Punjabi), we all heard about him. We just need to talk and get things out of our system. There is always sunrise after night,” said Vikrant.

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