I Had Hit Rock Bottom : Nushrat Bharucha Opens Up About Her Battle With Depression

I Had Hit Rock Bottom : Nushrat Bharucha Opens Up About Her Battle With Depression

Ayushmann Khurana and Nushrat Bharucha teamed up for a role in the latest rom-com, Dream Girl. The new release has just hit the screens last week and the movie has been receiving raving reviews. In just two days after its release, Dream Girl already collected 24.5 crores, and Nushrat Bharucha can't keep calm. The actress is happy that the film has been well received at the box-office. While Nushrat has been in the industry for over a decade now (she made her debut with Jai Santoshi Maa in 2006), it's only recently that her career has taken off. During a recent interview, actress Nushrat Bharucha opened up about her struggles with finding her place in the industry and battling depression. 

Nushrat, recently, revealed to an entertainment daily about how she struggled with depression for a year-and-a-half. "I had hit rock bottom and how. I had lost faith as an actor, as a performer, I think I had lost faith as a person only. I said I can't act. If you ask me what did you really do, I can't even go back to tell you what happened, because there was a lot of doing nothing. There was a lot of emptiness, there was a lot of I have no clue," she said.

When asked what kept her going during this phase, the actress revealed "I think people around me; friends and family, someone who can silently exist with you in your silence. There was just a voice in me that I will get through this. If that was not there, then it would have been a serious problem. I kept believing in things will get better the next day. Keeping that faith, I would get through the day.” 

Nushrat has starred in movies like Love, Sex and Dhoka and Pyaar Ka Punchnaama. Both of which were hits at the box office. But after her movie Akashvaani didn't do well at the box office, Nushrat revealed that she went into depression.  "I was depressed for a year-and-a-half and did not know what to do. Then I got Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2; somehow I was cast again. We were shooting, and I had no idea what would happen. That movie did well again, and I was coming back to normalcy. I did a few things in between that did not work out. But I kept working, and that kept me going. If I gave up early, I wouldn't be here. You have to believe in your dreams. I had faith and belief that I would make it." the actress told an entertainment daily.  

Depression is something that could affect anybody. Lots of Bollywood celebrities have come forward talking about their struggles with anxiety and depression. What's important at a time like this is understanding what you need to do to help yourself, talking to somebody - a friend, a family member or even a therapist, keeping your faith and believing that this too shall pass!

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