Joining the awareness brigade of Bollywood Clebrities is daughter of Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan and sister of Alia Bhatt Shaheen took, who took to Instagram to share her battles of Insomnia and Depression. She put her thoughts in words by saying, “It’s not something I take any pains to hide, I’m not ashamed of it or particularly troubled by it. It’s just a part of who I am.” She confessed to live with (on and off) depression since she was 13 years old.
Alia, whose character Kaira from the recent Dear Zindagi was shown battling the same problems also shared her sympathies with her sister. She believes that her sister is a sensible strong woman and will deal with her illness with her head held high. People close to Shaheen were aware of her depression battles as she has been vocal about it.
Alia says, “Whenever she seeks me for companionship, I am there. Otherwise, she is a strong person and she has to deal with it herself. No matter how much I love her, I can’t help her get over the depression. She has to do it on her own.”
Celebs who have been vocal about their mental illness struggles are Deepika Padukone, Karan Johar and Honey Singh among a few.
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