Recently, well-known actress Deepika Padukone gave a motivational speech on how she dealt with a tough time, and the work being done by her NGO The Live Love Laugh Foundation, founded in 2015 and deals with such issues. At the event held by 'Finding Beauty in Imperfection', organized by Ficci Ladies Organisation (FLO), when Deepika was asked about the speculations of her wedding in November to actor Ranveer Singh. Deepika replied to the author, "I am certainly not answering this question... It's an extremely insensitive question to ask at an event like this."
However, she kept her calm while speaking on her own experience of dealing with the tough time was life-changing for her. "Sharing my experience with depression made me feel lighter. It was like a huge weight lifted off my shoulders, I felt transparent with no fear of being judged," Deepika said, adding that it left her happier, more sensitive, aware, and with an understanding of how fragile life is.
On being the highest paid actress who started her career over a decade ago with Om Shanti Om alongside SRK said when she had come out to tell the world about her condition, she didn't think of it as being "brave or revolutionary."
"I just felt that it was important for me to share something that was very personal to me, something that had changed my life, and something that I felt had a lot of stigmas when I was experiencing it. I remember telling myself and all the people around me during my journey of recovery, and saying that if by sharing my story, I can even save one life... The purpose is that... Having this conversation is itself a huge step in that direction of change that our country really needs to see, and we are definitely headed in the right direction. But we have a long way to go."
Signing off DP said, "Women are constantly worrying about someone else... But it's okay to take time for yourself and do it without guilt."