A few weeks ago, Bollywood’s reigning queen, Deepika Padukone opened up about dealing with depression. Though our stars seldom let us see through their glamorous appearances, they often battle various difficulties secretly. I have nothing but endless amount of respect for Deepika for having the guts to pour her heart out about something this sensitive in public.
If recent reports are to be believed, she was going through the low phase majorly because of her beau Ranveer Singh. This is what a source close to the actress told the leading daily, DNA:
Deepika was suffering, it’s true, but what no one knows is that Ranveer was the one who was disturbed and was seeking help. Deepika saw that he was having a tough time trying to come to terms with the suicide of a friend, who was dealing with depression. The friend shot himself last year, minutes after putting up a status on Facebook saying he was going to kill himself. But before any of his family members or friends could reach him, he had pulled the trigger. Those close to the deceased blamed themselves for not being able to help or doing enough or just being there with him. Ranveer doesn’t like to show his emotions in public, but people close to him, especially Deepika, knew that this tragedy had hit him hard. She saw him struggle with his grief mixed with guilt. He even saw a therapist for a while. Deepika was his silent support at the time, and she saw first-hand how depression was a serious disorder. Perhaps that pushed her to talk about this issue. No one is denying that she too perhaps was going through the same thing, but her decision to address depression publicly had a lot to do with Ranveer and his friend who lost his life to the illness.
My respect for this duo has only grown further after reading this piece of information. It is commendable of Ranveer to go through such a difficult phase so gracefully and of Deepika for sharing his pain and being by his side throughout everything that happened.