BOLLYWOOD: Deepika Padukone was recently featured on the cover of Vogue India. In an interview with the magazine, the actor once again recalled the days of her struggle with depression. Deepika revealed that mental condition is neither a choice nor a luxury and seems like she is taking a dig at Salman Khan’s statement on the subject. While promoting Race 3 last year, Khan shared that he never had the luxury to feel depressed in life because no matter what he said, everything always went against him.
“I see a lot of people going on vacations but I cannot afford that luxury of taking a vacation. I see a lot of people getting depressed and emotional but I cannot afford that luxury of being depressed or sad or emotional because no matter what I am going through, it works against me,” he said earlier.
Now, Deepika mentioned that a ‘male actor’ talked about depression previously but did not understand that it is not in one’s hands to be hit by it or not.
She said, “The word that best describes my experience of depression is struggle. Every second was a struggle. I felt exhausted the whole time. People confuse it with being a bit sad. A male star said recently that he did not have the luxury to be depressed. As if depression is a choice!”