Abhishek Bachchan addresses criticisms on the show Breathe: Into the Shadows concerning stigma attached to mental health

Actor Abhishek Bachchan’s hit web series Breathe: Into the Shadows is all set with its second season which is to be aired on Amazon Prime Video. The actor in a recent interview mentioned about the criticism concerning the show which is supposedly stigmatizing mental health.

In Breathe: into the Shadows season 2, stars Abhishek as Dr Avinash Sabharwal who is under trap of a psychological condition named dissociative identity disorder and manslaughters people. Helmed by Mayank Sharma, the crime thriller features Amit Sadh and Saiyami Kher.

Speaking to Indian Express Abhishek said, “I completely disagree. People who have said that have no idea what they are talking about. There were four-five doctors that worked on the script, Mayank’s brother-in-law is a psychiatrist who works particularly in this disorder. That is of paramount importance to us, to be sensitive to mental health, especially to people with similar disorders.”

“This is just the part of the story and the character. It wasn’t a show to sensitize people about this and it never was the prime focus. It is extremely unfair. If we have to nitpick, I can find a problem with anything. You have to understand what the intention of the show is,” he further added.

As per a review by Hindustan Times, the show was described as, “The actors do well with what they are given. Amit Sadh is underrated to say the least, and he is ever-dependent as Kabir Sawant. Abhishek Bachchan does well to portray the vulnerability and guilt of Avinash but is found lacking while trying to bring out the menace and rage of J. A good element of this season is Avinash’s inner turmoil as he wonders if he is turning more into J and less of himself. Abhishek nailed that dilemma quite well. Nithya Menen and Saiyami Kher have been given too little to work with, which is a shame as they had both been quite good in the previous season. Naveen Kasturia leaves a mark though.”

Source Hindustan Times