11/14Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone
The gorgeous beauty not only opened about herself being suffering from depression in a TV interview but also took a step ahead to establish a centre for mental health to help people going through the same phase. The actress had said, “I thought it was stress, so I tried to distract myself by focusing on work, and surrounding myself with people, which helped for a while. But the nagging feeling didn’t go away. My breath was shallow, I suffered from lack of concentration and I broke down often.” She further added, “Two years back, my family had come to see me. They were about to leave and I was all alone in my bedroom, curled up. My mother walked in and asked if everything was okay, I said yes. She asked again if it was work or something else that was bothering me, I said no. She asked me so many times that I felt myself choking and I broke into tears….I want to tell my mother that if it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be here. Thank you for being with me all through the way. Thank you to my sister, my father and friends who supported my immensely.” The actress also said, “I would not have been able to come out of this if I didn't have my mum, my friends, my father who spoke to me and said it's ok to go to a doctor, it's ok to go to a psychologist, it's ok to take medication”readmore

12/14Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan
The actor was suffering from depression while shooting for ‘Badlapur’. He also opened up the issue and said, “I was depressed. I was not clinically declared depressed but I was heading there. I was very sad to a certain degree. I don't want to use the term 'depression' loosely because it's a serious illness. It definitely affected my mental health. I was prescribed and did see a doctor for it as well.”readmore

13/14Tiger Shroff

Tiger Shroff
Tiger Shroff faced a hard time when his ‘A Flying Jatt’ bombed at the box office. He revealed that he underwent a phase of hardcore depression during that period. In an interview with a leading magazine, Shroff said, “I started on a high with Baaghi (2016). I was over the moon when it opened on 12 crores and did 15 crores on a Sunday. For a newcomer and for a second film, that’s pretty good. And then kept going up. But when the numbers for A Flying Jatt came in, I thought, ‘I put in so much work, why didn’t they like it?’” A month of hard-core depression. A lot of emotional eating. When I started shooting for Munna Michael, I was still in that mindset. I didn’t have any drive. But after I finished my first schedule, I thought, ‘I can’t wait for people to see this now.”readmore

14/14Ileana D'Cruz

Ileana D'Cruz
In an interview actress, Ileana D'Cruz talked about her struggle with Body Dysmorphic Disorder, anxiety and depression and how constant help and support from family and friends help her during tough times. "I used to sit in the corner, and cry for hours." the pretty actress had a tough time with mental health issues. In an interview with Miss Malini, she spoke freely about her past, and how she strongly feels that people need to get themselves checked, and not shy away from it. "I think it's important for everybody to get themselves checked – mental health is something that's very important. Anxiety has been a big problem for me, but I think my biggest struggle has been depression. For me, my depression doesn't revolve around my work, it revolves around me personally." But, it's not just depression that Ileana struggled with, she suffered from something called, Body Dysmorphic Disorder. She said,"I apparently have Body Dysmorphic Disorder. I didn't know that. When I told my therapist, she was like 'what', and then she said, hang on, I think you have this thing – and then I googled it and I said 'makes sense.' You get fixated on one body part, and you're just obsessed with how much you don't like it. That's pretty much it for me. But I've reached a point where it's like – I mean, it's who I am. The people you see on magazine covers, they're touched up, slimmed down, covered up. And there's no such thing as a perfect body type – they go on about how the hourglass is the perfect body type, then the next year it'll be the athletic type. What are you going to do, change your body type every year? Just be happy, be healthy."readmore