Depression has nothing to do with your success: Deepika Padukone
In an interview with ES Magazine in London, Deepika Padukone said that mental health has "nothing to do with how successful you are". Recalling her battle with depression in 2014, the "Padmaavat" star said, "People thought professionally it was one of the best years of my life. I was on a career high but that's the thing about depression, there are no warning signs."
Deepika said she recovered through "lifestyle changes and medication" and went on to set up the "Live Love Laugh Foundation". "There are a lot of people who say...they contemplated committing suicide and after seeing (what) I've done, they understand what they were going through and their lives have changed," she said. "That was the entire purpose of doing what I did," she added.
Deepika also revealed the pieces of advice she got early in her career. "To get a boob job, do the beauty pageants. They felt it was the right way to be picked up by a director, or a producer. It might be an easier way to achieve what you want. But I haven't been that person. I've always followed my gut," she said.