Actor Sushant Singh’s untimely death has jolted the whole nation. Bollywood has come to a standstill as artists are mourning over the irreparable loss. While talking to a leading publication, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui also spoke about his depression and emphasised that it’s important to have a fighting spirit. In fact, Nawaz is the latest in a handful of actors who've found the courage to come forth and speak about their struggles with depression post Sushant's tragic suicide at merely the age of 34.
“I always had a fighting spirit and will always have. I don’t consider myself more than a labourer. I didn’t come to the industry with the dream of becoming a huge superstar. It is useless to have such big dreams as once you get disappointments, it pushes towards depression. For about 10 years, I just wanted to survive in this industry. However, there were times when I too faced depression but used to be happy to do even one scene in a film. It is important to sail through in your entire journey. Success doesn’t guarantee happiness, if that would have been the case today, the most successful people would be happier,” said Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
“I had absolutely no money for about a year and half, I used to eat food at my friend’s house and used to walk for hours around the city. Due to lack of adequate food, my body shrunk and had hair fall too. I used to leave my house around 7 am and used to gaze traffic and buildings for hours thinking I would die soon and would not able to see all this again. I used to feel aloof but I thank god for saving me,” added the Gangs of Wasseypur actor.
We urge everyone tackling depression to please come forward and seek professional help. RIP, Sushant.
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