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Deepika Padukone recalls her struggle with depression, says her mom realized her ‘cry was different’

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone is one of the most successful and loved stars of the B-town industry. She has always been quite vocal about her struggle with depression. The actress also encourages others to seek professional help suffering from depression.

Recently, during a clubhouse session, Deepika Padukone got candid as the Piku actress recalled how she broke down and her mom Ujjala Padukone realized for the first time that the way she cried was different and it wasn’t the usual stress at work.

A leading daily quoted the actress in the Clubhouse session, “It basically started in February 2014…I felt empty, directionless and it just felt life had no meaning or purpose. I couldn’t feel anything physically or emotionally. I just felt this void… I felt this for days, weeks, and months until one day my family was here and they were going back home and when they were packing their bags, I was sitting in their room and suddenly broke down. That’s when my mother realized for the first time that something was different. My cry was different. It wasn’t the usual boyfriend issue or stress at work.”

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone added by saying, “She kept asking me is it this or that. I couldn’t pinpoint one specific reason. It was her experience and presence of mind that she encouraged me to seek help. Even if you get regular sessions, it’s not simple. It’s a lot of work. I lived a particular life before depression and after that. It’s work every single day to not go back there.”

Meanwhile, on the work front, Deepika has interesting projects lined up. She will be seen in ‘Pathan‘ along with Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham, directed by Siddharth Anand. The actress also has 83, The Intern, Fighter and recently she has signed Nag Ashwin’s Draupadi with Prabhas.

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