Deepika Padukone just revealed her depression story for the very first time in an exclusive interview with the NDTV channel. In a chat session with Barkha Dutt, Deepika broke the taboo that film stars can never be depressed.
The leggy lass has been a crusader for mental health in India and a couple of months ago she revealed that she was suffering from depression and that it was a struggle to wake up.
In an exclusive interview with NDTV reporter, Barkha Dutt, Deepika, her mother Ujjwala Padukone and a counselor doctor spoke about her depression.
Deepika revealed, when it all began, "It all started on February 15 last year, when I had won all my awards and was being appreciated for my work in 2013 and obviously everyone is going to think like ‘why is she depressed?' But I woke up one morning just feeling empty."
She further added, "I had this bouts of feeling so low that I would start crying at the drop of the hat. There were times I'd feel okay, and there were times I'd feel really low. Sometimes, being around people helped, sometimes it didn't help."
She was almost in tears when she said, "There were times when I'd wake up and feel ‘it's too exhausting'. And I didn't want to wake up. There were days I just wanted to be in bed, just sleep; not wake up."
This shows how even a Bollywood queen can suffer from depression and not everybody's life is hunky-dory.