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Apeksha Bagchi

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What’s Important Is To Accept Anxiety And Not Say That You’re Fine, Says Alia Bhatt

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  •  March 29, 2019


Young India is living with anxiety, depression and other mental issues and being unable to seek help for it or openly talk about it. Beating this stigma and judgmental attitude, actor Alia Bhatt recently shared that she has been facing anxiety for the past six months and feels like crying for no reason at all.

“I haven’t been depressed but I’ve had bouts of anxiety. It comes and goes. It’s been happening quite a bit since the past five to six months. It’s not like an anxiety attack but I just feel low,” she shared. “No matter how bad it is, I just let myself feel it. Sometimes, I feel like crying for no reason. Then it passes. Initially, I’d be a little confused. I’d constantly give reasons that it’s because of work or maybe I’m tired or haven’t been able to meet anyone.”

“The kind of personality I have, I become a little on the edge. I spoke to friends about it. I spoke to Ayan (Mukerji, director) about it, I spoke to my sister’s friend Rohan (Joshi). Everyone told me that you’ve got to realise that it will go away. What’s important is to accept it and not say that you’re fine. If you’re not feeling fine, then you should just say you’re not feeling fine,” she added.

H/T: Hindustan Times 

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