In recent years, Bollywood celebrities have played a crucial role in raising awareness about mental health and depression. They have openly shared their own struggles, inspiring countless individuals to break the silence and seek help. Celebrities such as Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, and Hrithik Roshan have come forward and shared their personal battles with mental health issues, dismantling the stigma surrounding these issues in society. However, critically acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has a different point of view on depression. In fact, he believes it is an “urban” concept.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui calls depression “urban concept”; says, “No one gets depression in villages”
While talking to Mashable India, Siddiqui stated that depression is such an alien thing for people from villages. He asserted, “I come from a place where, if I would tell my father that I am feeling depressed, he would give me one tight slap… Depression waha nahi tha, kisi ko bhi nahi hota waha depression, sab khush hai (No one gets depressed in villages, everyone is happy there). But I learnt about anxiety, depression, bipolar after coming to the city.”
The Badlapur actor further added, “Ye shehro mein aake hoti hai, yaha pe har aadmi apne chhote emotions ko bhi bohot glorify karta hai (This is an urban concept, people in cities glorify their emotions).”
Explaining his take, the Heropanti 2 actor said, “If you ask a labourer or someone who is sleeping on the footpath, what is depression? When it rains, they dance even then, usko gh***a depression nahi pata hota (they don’t know what depression is). Jab aapke paas paise aajate hai toh iss tareeke ki beemariya aati jaati hai (You get such diseases when you get rich).”
Coming to the professional front, the 49-year-old actor is currently promoting his romantic-comedy Jogira Sara Ra Ra. Co-starring Neha Sharma, the film is slated to release on May 26.
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