We all know the controversy surrounding Deepika Padukone opening up about suffering from depression. There were some that felt that it was a publicity stunt, however, Deepika received support from her fans as well as the Bollywood film fraternity. And now it seems Deepika is receiving support and praise from ex-boyfriend, Ranbir Kapoor.
Ranbir recently sat down with a leading daily and when he was asked about Deepika’s depression, he spoke about it. The usually reserved Ranbir was more open and had this to say:
“I didn’t know about Deepika’s depression at all. I have no idea. It depends from person to person. When an actor talks about something, you have to understand, they’re sometimes role models, they can inspire people. When an actor talks about something, it always has to come from the intention of wanting to improve somebody else’s life or mental health or problem or disability. Like Hrithik Roshan spoke so vehemently about his stammering problem. It is not about speaking about it, but also giving them the solution to it. I think that’s what’s important. When you speak about a problem and just talk about it, that’s sympathy. When you give them a solution, you’re doing something for society and helping them. In that sense, yes, it’s important. How do you overcome your disability, your fears? If you can inspire people with that, I think that’s brilliant.”
He also opened up about not taking up Zoya Akhtar’s upcoming film, Dil Dhadakne Do. The film has a stellar star cast that includes Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar and more.
“I think it’s unfair to talk about movies that you aren’t part of. There are so many actors who were part of Bombay Velvet before I came on board. Movies are written in your destiny. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn’t. As an actor, you can only do two or three movies a year. So many films are offered to us, we have to choose what we connect with best and what we want to be a part of.”
Well said, Ranbir!