Veteran actor Anupam Kher has shared his e-mail address on social media as he wants to connect with "lonely or depressed" people. He feels that there is a need to listen to the young generation and not pass off their silence.
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Anupam's comment comes after Arjun Bhardwaj, an engineering student checked into a suite on the 19th floor of a hotel here before daybreak on Monday. Hours later, he broke a window and jumped, according to reports.
Anupam then shared his e-mail address with his fans, and asked them to connect with people, who are feeling lonely.
"Please write to me at email@example.com if someone you know is feeling low, lonely or depressed. Will be happy to talk to them," he tweeted on Wednesday.
"Arjun Bhardwaj's suicide is a reminder that we live in the times where feeling lonely and depressed has become so common with young people," Anupam said.
The actor says he grew up in a joint family and didn't know what depression was.
"Having lived in a poor but a joint family during my growing up years... was always surrounded by people. Didn't know much about depression," he said.
"We need to talk to and listen to the young generation. Not pass off their changing moods and silences as 'they are like that only.' Arjun Bhardwaj," he added.