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World Mental Health Day: Bollywood actors who opened up about their mental health battles

On the occasion of World Mental Heath Day, we bring to you 5 Bollywood celebrities who opened up about their struggles with mental health.

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Both mental and physical heath and their balance is really important for a body to work but in a society where people can openly go to doctors for physical pain but are looked down or are considered mad for visiting a psychiatrics says a lot about us.

However, there have been several actors who openly condemned the stigma around mental health and also broke the stereotype by talking about their struggles and battles with mental heath issue. Hence, on the occasion of World Mental Heath Day, we bring to you 5 Bollywood celebrities who opened up about their struggles with mental health.

Deepika Padukone:

Global star Deepika Padukone has been one of the most vocal speakers of mental health awareness in India. The Om Shanti Om actor was dealing with depression in the year 2013, when she gave four back-to-back 100 cr+ movies. And during a television interview, she did not only revealed that she suffered from depression, but she also went on to build a mental health foundation- Live Love Laugh Foundation to assist others who are going through the same experience.

Deepika Padukone has always encouraged people to talk mental health and destigmatize it. She claimed that during her depression phase, Deepika no longer wanted to live and having first hand experience of that she does not want anybody else to go through the same.

Hrithik Roshan:

Seeing big actors also dealing the same problems as commoners would increase the awareness about mental health and with that hope Dhoom 2 actor Hrithik Roshan openly spoke about dealing with the same.

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Having gone through ups and downs came with sadness and perplexity. The actor dealt with anxiety issue and after overcoming the same, Hrithik said that it is a common occurrence and people should talk about it openly so as to erase the misconception about mental health and its issues. During an interview, Hrithik had said that sometimes the brain takes control and feeds one with undesired thoughts that are not connected with one’s life objectives, and this is when we need an objective point of view.

Honey Singh:

During a low phase in his career, rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh got addicted to alcoholism and during the same he suffered from bipolar disorder. It was a particularly an awful phase for the Indian rapper. In a short time, Singh got a lot of recognition, all his songs were hit and he was also getting big offers like Chennai Express and etc.

In the non-ability to contain that, Honey Singh admitted being an alcoholic and unable to sleep. And the situation gradually got worse. It took him four months to realize there was something wrong with him. He opened up about it after recovering and taking a break from his work for about eighteen months, and explained how it feels, thereby leading to better understanding and less of a stigma.

Shraddha Kapoor:

Shraddha Kapoor initially admitted to having anxiety issues in 2018 while celebrating the success of her blockbuster film Stree. During a media interaction, the actor revealed that she had anxiety issues for the preceding three to four years and that she was coping with it positively every day.

The 32-year-old performer had also once stated that following the release of Aashiqui 2 in 2013, she endured discomfort that had no physiological explanation.

Ileana D’Cruz:

Ileana D’cruz battled with Body Dysmorphic Disorder, anxiety, and depression. She opened up about mental heath issues and revealed that continual care and love from family and friends had helped her through those difficult times. The Barfi actor used to corner herself from everyone and chose to corner to vent. In an interview, she openly spoke about her past and how she firmly believes that people should have themselves checked if they are not feeling alright and not feel afraid to do so.

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Aditya Roy Kapur, Sara Ali Khan’s Metro In Dino to release this November

Anurag Basu-helmed Metro In Dino, received a fresh release date after significant delays.

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Anurag Basu-helmed Metro In Dino, which was earlier scheduled to release in September, has now got the new release date. The film starring Aditya Roy Kapur, Konkona Sensharma, Sara Ali Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Pankaj Tripathi, and Neena Gupta, will release in theaters on November 29.

After four years, Anurag Basu is set to return to directing chair with his upcoming film, Metro In Dino. The film was first announced in December 2022, and it has now been given a new release date following considerable delays. For those who don’t know, the original release date for Metro In Dino was September 13, 2024.

The makers of Anurag Basu’s film posted on social media, saying, #MetroInDino tells the touching stories of contemporary couples, with love in the city taking center stage. With an amazing ensemble cast that includes Aditya Roy Kapur, Sara Ali Khan, Anupam Kher, Neena Gupta, Pankaj Tripathi, Konkona Sensharma, Ali Fazal, and Fatima Sana Shaikh, mark November 29 of this year on your calendars to experience the magic of love. Prepare yourself for an unparalleled adventure through urban romance, the note read.

Anurag Basu, who has previously worked with Pritam on movies like Gangster, Life in a… Metro, Barfi!, Jagga Jasoos, and Ludo, has given him again the musical duties for Metro In Dino. The film is a standalone follow-up to Anurag Basu’s critically acclaimed Life in a Metro from 2007. Dharmendra, Irrfan Khan, Kay Kay Menon, Shiney Ahuja, Shilpa Shetty, and Kangana Ranaut, played the lead roles in the film.

Meanwhile, Metro In Dino will mark the first collaboration of Aditya Roy Kapur and Sara Ali Khan. Aditya was last seen in 2023 release Gumraah alongside Mrunal Thakur. While Sara had two releases last month including Murder Mubark alongside Karishma Kapoor and Karan Johar’s Ae Watan Mere Watan.

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Do Aur Do Pyaar social media review: Social media users say Vidya Balan, Pratik Gandhi deliver standout performances in this adorable film

Do Aur Do Pyaar delves into modern relationship complexities via Kavya (Vidya Balan) and Anirudh (Pratik Gandhi). It tackles marriage challenges, infidelity, and the quest for renewed love amid chaos, offering an insightful portrayal of contemporary romantic struggles.

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Do Aur Do Pyaar narrates the story of a married couple, reluctant businessman Anirudh, also known as Ani Bannerjee (played by Pratik Gandhi) and dental practitioner Kavya Ganeshan (played by Vidya Balan). Both of them are residing in Mumbai. The couple has been married for 12 years. But over the last few years their relationship has only been physical with emotional and mental separation prevailing.

The couple lacks warmth and is confined to their own side of the bed as they are sleeping with their phones instead of their partners. Kavya seeks solace with Vikram (played by Sendhil Ramamurthy) who is globe-trotting photographer, while Anirudh finds comfort in Nora (Illeana D’ Cruz) who is a young aspiring actress. But a visit to Kavya’s hometown rekindles the couple’s passion in the relationship.

Social media users who watched the film took to X and shared their reviews. One X user Rohit Jaiswal gave the film 4/5 star rating and said it is an adorable film. Vidya Balan and Pratik Gandhi have done amazing work and Ileana Dcruz impressed the audiences with her performance.

It is an uncomplicated film of a visibly unhappy married couple seeking love outside of their marriage. But everything changes when an unexpected incident reminds them of what their love used to be like in the beginning. The film is filled with beautiful moments and overall looks adorable. The pace of the film is slow in parts. Yet the film is a must watch for its realistic take on modern relationships  Rohit Jaiswal said Do Aur Do Pyaar will do well with the urban audiences.

One X user Avik shared the early reviews of Do Aur Do Pyaar which said that it is a cute film and he thanked the makers for making such content.

One social media user Sonu K gave the film a 4 star rating out of 5. He said it is an adorable film which one can watch with his family.

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Yami Gautam starrer Article 370 releases on Netflix today

Aditya Suhas Jambhale-helmed film Article 370, which released in theatres on February 23, has now debuted on Netflix

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Yami Gautam starrer political action thriller Article 370, after its successful theatrical release, today debuted on the OTT giant Netflix.

The film, which released in theaters on February 23 of this year, attracted attention for how it handled the sensitive subject of Jammu and Kashmir’s Article 370 abrogation.

Netflix yesterday posted a reminder on its official X (earlier known as Twitter) account, a reminder, saying, Article 370 is arriving tomorrow, only on Netflix! #Article370OnNetflix.

Priyamani, Kiran Karmarkar, and Arun Govil play important roles in Article 370, which is directed by Aditya Suhas Jambhale and co-produced by Yami Gautam’s husband Aditya Dhar.

The excitement surrounding the film’s digital release has increased due to Gautam’s highly praised portrayal of NIA officer Zooni Haksar.

The cast of the film, which included Vaibhav Tatwawadi, Skand Thakur, Ashwini Koul, Divya Seth Shah, Raj Zutshi, Sumit Kaul, Raj Arjun, Asit Gopinath Redij, Ashwani Kumar, and Irawati Harshe Mayadev, ran in theaters for 50 days following its release.

The screenplay and dialogue are by Aditya Suhas Jambhale and Arjun Dhawan, with additional screenwriting by Aarsh Vora. The script of the film is written by Aditya Dhar and Monal Thaakar.

Produced by Aditya Dhar, Article 370 has an approximate budget of Rs 25 crore. The filn earned over 100 crore and 104.81 crore worldwide.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also discussed about the film, stating, he has heard that a film on Article 370 is going to be released this week. It is good thing since it will enable individuals to obtain accurate information, he added.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh then took his family to see the movie at a New Delhi theater, where he said that it depicted both the complexity of the problem and its challenging solution.

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