Ever since his divorce with his wife Sussanne Khan, Hrithik Roshan‘s life has not been easy. Hrithik also got into a legal drama with Kangna Ranaut over their alleged relationship. The road so far has been tough for him and he has finally addressed going through a lot of ups and downs in his personal life and his struggle with depression.
Hrithik Roshan attended the launch of M Power’s Everyday Heroes campaign on Monday that aimed at spreading spreads awareness about accepting and fighting mental illness. At the event, Hrithik Roshan talked about how mental health should be spoken about casually. He said, “I’ve been through my ups and downs. I have experienced depression, I have experienced confusion, as we all do. It’s a very normal thing. We should be very casual about it when we speak about it. It should be spoken about casually.”
Hrithik Roshan further added that the ups and downs he has faced in life have helped evolve as a person and was important. He said, “I have experienced issue in my own personal life, we all go through ups and downs. The ups are important, the downs are (also) important because you evolve through both of them. When you go through a down then the most important thing is clarity of thought. Sometimes your brain takes over, feeds you with unwanted thoughts. That’s the time you need objectivity, a third or second person to look at you and say ‘this is what is happening to you.”
When talking about his struggles, Hrithik Roshan also highlighted how his friends have battled depression silently for years that helped him support the awareness campaign and do something about it. “This is something which was on my mind for years. I always questioned this stigma (around mental illness). I have seen my friends suffer in silence and it bothered me to a level where I started asking questions and stumbled upon some very good questions in that search. About, why when we are suffering from stomach or kidney problem, we are so cool and casual about it. Why when we have a problem with the brain, which is also an organ, we get scared and feel as if it is our fault and we need to hide it from people. Everybody at some point in life is going to go through some mental issue,” he added.