After the demise of Sushant Singh Rajput, serious problems like mental health, mental disorders have once again come into the limelight. Discussions have finally started taking place on mental health and mental well being off lately.
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of those successful actors in the Indian film industry who inspires a lot of people with his struggle and a hard-earned place in the audience’s hearts.
The actor never shies away from talking about the days when he was still struggling for work in the film industry and had no money.
In an interview to Hindustan Times, Nawazuddin Siddiqui admitted that he was a victim of depression. When he did not have work or money, he used to think that he was ‘going to die soon’.
He said, “I have always had a spirit to be as hardworking as a ‘mazdoor’. I don’t think that I am any bigger than them. I had the same ambitions as theirs. I didn’t dream of becoming a star. My only intention was to survive and earn for the next meal. It continued for 10 years. I did odd jobs and walked to my friend’s house for food. There were difficult times but we were happy even then. But yes, I did feel depressed at times because of lack of work. Depression and frustration start to crop up when you dream big.”
Nawazuddin said that when people take on big challenges, they are more susceptible to depression.
“Success doesn’t guarantee happiness. If happiness isn’t in your nature, you will be unhappy even if you have the world at your feet.” the actor said in Hindi.
Nawazuddin further told that because he was not eating properly, he started losing his hair, he used to get tired even after walking just 2 kilometers.
He added, “I felt as if I am going to die soon. Because of which I used to stay out all day to see the world because I didn’t know how many days I would survive.”
Apart from Nawazuddin, many other stars too have also opened up and shared things related to their mental health.