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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.



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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Walking the ramp of Lakme Fashion Week on March 12, Pannu slayed in an embroidered gown encrusted with sequins.



Taapsee Pannu

Taapsee Pannu has landed in a controversy after the Hing Rakshak Sangathan filed a complaint against her for allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments and spreading obscenity.

Pannu, at the Lakme Fashion Week, recently wore a gigantic Laxmi neckpiece along with a plunging neckline red gown which seemed to be a ‘revealing dress’ for a section of people. The actor shared the video of her walking the ramp on her Instagram handle and wrote what the princess gown and queen-like jewels looked like. She also mentioned that the neckpiece is from Reliance Jewels’ Akshaya Tritiya Collection inspired by the majestic Thanjavur.

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Reports said the complaint has been registered by a convenor of Hind Rakshak Sangathan and the son of BJP MLA Malini Gaur, Eklavya Singh Gaur.

Taapsee Pannu trolled

Walking the ramp of Lakme Fashion Week on March 12, Pannu slayed in an embroidered gown encrusted with sequins. The gigantic golden necklace made her look more captivating as she wooed her fans with her walk. To complete her look, she flaunted her natural curls and opted for minimal makeup to balance the statement jewellery. The plunging neck left space for the neckpiece to fit.

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However, Pannu’s look at the Lakme Fashion Week irked a section of people who started moral policing her on social media for allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments by insulting Hindu deities.

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AAP MP confirms Parineeti Chopra, Raghav Chadha’s relationship

In a tweet, Sanjeev Arora extended his heartfelt congratulations to the rumoured couple and sent best wishes for their relationship.



Raghav Chadha and Parineeti Chopra

Bollywood actor Parineeti Chopra and AAP MP Raghav Chadha are hogging headlines ever since they were spotted together dining at a restaurant in Mumbai. Social media went bananas over this new rumoured couple leading to their marriage speculations.

Now, AAP MP Sanjeev Arora tweeted his congratulations to Chopra and Chadha for their union. In a tweet, he extended his heartfelt congratulations to the rumoured couple and sent best wishes for their relationship.

However, both Chopra and Chadha have not confirmed the news yet.

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When Parineeti Chopra and Raghav Chopra were spotted together

It all started when Parineeti Chopra and Raghav Chadha were papped twice exiting a restaurant in Mumbai. Upon being asked about the relationship rumour, the AAP MP couldn’t help but blush and playfully replied to the reporter saying he would answer about Rajneeti (politics) and not Parineeti.

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The video of his reply was widely circulated on social media.

Moreover, Parineeti Chopra was also spotted outside Manish Malhotra’s residence which fuelled her wedding rumours with Chaddha. A report in Hindustantimes confirmed their relationship and said the couple is at their happy place now and might tie the knot soon.

Another report in India Today also confirmed their relationship and said both families are happy with the couple coming together, however, no dates have been fixed yet for the wedding festivities to start.

The report also said the wedding will take place in the presence of close friends and families and will be a small affair.

On the work front, Parineeti Chopra was last seen in Code Name: Tiranga with Hardy Sandhu and in Unnchai co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, Neena Gupta, Anupam Kher, and others. She will be next seen in Chamkila and Capsule Gill.

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Anshula Kapoor makes her relationship with Rohan Thakkar Instagram official, see photo

In the picture shot at the exotic Maldives, the couple could be seen in a pool all smiles at each other behind a breathtaking sunset.



Anshula Kapoor and Rohan Thakkar

Arjun Kapoor’s sister and social media influencer, Anshukla Kapoor, on Monday, made her relationship with Rohan Thakkar official. Kapoor shared a mushy picture with her boyfriend as the couple is celebrating their first love anniversary.

In the picture shot at the exotic Maldives, the couple could be seen in a pool all smiles at each other behind a breathtaking sunset.

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Soon after Anshula Kapoor shared the picture, several celebrities including her family members Sonam Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor, Janhvi Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor, Maheep Kapoor, and others wished the couple on their first anniversary.

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Rumours of Kapoor dating Rohan Thakkar circulated when she first posted a mushy boomerang with him on her Instagram. However, the couple never confirmed their relationship officially up until now.

Reports said the couple flew to Thailand last year in December to attend a Maroon 5 concert to celebrate Anshula’s birthday. She shared multiple pictures and videos from the event as well.

Rohan Thakkar is a screenwriter who had also worked as a social media marketing executive and copywriter assistant at the Grey Group. He is best known for writing the screenplay of a short film The Novelist which came out in 2016.

On the other hand, Anshula Kapoor, last week, made headlines after she shared a string of bold photos on Instagram and spoke about body positivity. In a post, she opened up about her belief that bodysuits are not for her body shape. However, she decided to fight her inhibitions and own her stretch marks, cellulite, tummy rolls, etc and get the best of her and her insecurities.

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