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Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Bollywood Diva Deepika Padukone is on the pinnacle of success. She is counted among the A-list actresses with massive followers. In her career of over a decade, Deepika has worked in over 28 movies including one Kannada, one Tamil and one Hollywood movie. Of the total movies, the actress has been nominated numerous times for Filmfare Award for Best Actress for acting in her characters.

Getting a break in the cine industry like Deepika, opposite Shah Rukh Khan in 2007 with Om Shanti Om, is what every aspiring actress dreams of. While fans remain highly hopeful about Deepu's movies, her recent film 'Gehraiyaan' came as a shocker for many and is still being trolled. Even '83' didn't perform well at the box office. 

Like any other common person, celebrities also experience hardships and have ups, and downs. The 'Chennai Express' actress is no different. 

During a recent interview, Deepika revealed that she was suffering from depression some years ago and was suicidal at times. However, the signs and symptoms were recognised at the right time and she fought back bravely.

Opening up about when she was suffering from depression, Deepika said, "I give all the credit to my mother for recognising the signs and symptoms because it just happened out of the blue." 

She went on to add, "I was on a career-high, and everything was going well, so there was no reason or no apparent reason why I should've felt the way I was feeling."

"But, I would break down for no reason. There were days when I just didn't want to wake up, I would sleep because sleep for me was an escape, I was suicidal at times,” she said.

During the interview, the 'Cocktail' actress said that she used to behave normally in front of her parents. As her parents, who live in Bengaluru, visited her most often. 

Further, she said, "Even now when they visit me, I always put on a brave front that everything's okay. You always want to show your parents that you are fine."

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