Deepika Padukone moves into tears publicly


At an event in Delhi, the ‘Piku’ actress Deepika Padukone moved into tears while  speaking about battling depression during the launch of a national public awareness campaign about mental health called 'Dobara Poocho'. On the very ocasion, she thanked her mother for understanding the problem and helping her to get rid of the disease.

"Two years back, my family had come to see me. They were about to leave and I was all alone in my bedroom, curled up. My mother walked in and asked if everything was okay, I said yes. She asked again if it was work or something else that was bothering me, I said no. She asked me so many times that I felt myself choking and I broke into tears," Padukone said through tears.

The Bollywood beauty expressed her gratitude to her family, especially her mother for being her pillar of strength.

"I want to tell my mother that if it wasn't for you, I wouldn't be here. Thank you for being with me all through the way. Thank you to my sister, my father and friends who supported my immensely," she added.

Feepika urged the society to help people around their surrounding to get rid of the disease.

"I did not want to be in the situation I was. I wanted to come out of it desperately. As they say that every solution is within your own self, I found the strength within me and also the people I had around who made me believe that I can rely on them," she said.

While launching a social campaign through her Live Love Laugh foundation, #DOBARAPOOCHO, the actress said, “In the times we are living today, we have become so competitive, which is a good thing, but we have become extremely insensitive too. Through this campaign, I dedicate this to people who have survived depression, people suffering through it even now and urge the society to become more sensitive.”

Deepika said she is extremely happy that now depression is no longer considered a social stigma and was being discussed and written in the public forum. “I did not want to be in the situation I was. I wanted to come out of it desperately. As they say that every solution is within your own self, I found the strength within me and also the people I had around who made me believe that I can rely on them.”