Alia Bhatt on battling anxiety.
The overwhelming stress of keeping up with modern lifestyle can take a toll on anyone’s health. Many Btown celebrities have opened up about their struggles with mental health of late. The latest celebrity who has revealed her battle is Alia Bhatt. Ina recent interview, she disclosed thatshe has been having bouts of anxiety for about last six months.
“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. Thankfully, I’m aware of it because of my sister (Shaheen Bhatt). She’s fought depression. I’ve read her book,” said Alia.
Alia Bhatt further elaborated,” 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 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.”
In the past, celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Ileana D’Cruz, Anushka Sharma and Armaan Malik have spoken about their battles with mental disorders to help reduce the stigma around them.