Mental illness makes it difficult to function in our everyday lives and something that takes away a lot of opportunities from you because of how much it affects our general well-being and basic activities. Actress Kirti Kulhari recently opened up about one such time in her life where she lost a film while battling depression.

Speaking to RJ Siddharth Kannan on his radio show, Kirti spoke about this one South-Indian film that she was dropped from and felt like her world had come to a standstill.

Elaborating on the experience, she says:

There was one time that I specifically remember where I was just losing everything. It was around 2009. I had bagged a south Indian film and it so happened that in my personal life, I was going through the worst time I have ever had in my life. I was going through depression. I remember when that was happening and I got this film, I went for a photoshoot for the film. After I came back from it, these guys never called me to come and shoot with them.

She continues:

I was replaced. I didn’t realise it then. I don’t know if I was looking like s**t but I was just so not in my elements that I guess people could just see it. I was just replaced overnight. That, in addition to what I was going through personally, just shook me up in a way… It first made me feel like it’s the end. Like, there is no coming out of this and I am going to stay here, and this is what my life is going to be. It was that scary.

She says that only once her mental health started improving is when she saw the light again and was introduced to the path of self-healing and spirituality post that.

Kirti made her acting debut in Bollywood with the film ‘Khichdi: The Movie’ and went on to star in films like Pink, Shaitaan, Uri: The Surgical Strike, the series ‘4 More Shots Please!‘ and more. She was recently seen in the Parineeti Chopra starrer ‘The Girl On The Train‘.