Parineeti Chopra is one of the finest actresses of Bollywood. She debuted in Bollywood with a supporting role in the film Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. Later she debuted as a lead in the hit film Ishaqzaade opposite Arjun Kapoor. She went to work in a number of films then but people also criticized her for her plain looks, doing the same kind of tomboy roles and bodyweight.
Then Parineeti took a break from her career for one and half year and worked hard on her body and she came back on the screen after losing a massive weight. But, in a recent interview, Parineeti revealed that time was depressing for her because she had no work or money, and she went into depression.
She named the time span of the year 2015 – end of 2014 and all of 2015 as the worst period of her life. The actress said, “Two of my films, Daawat-e-Ishq and Kill Dil didn’t work. That was my first setback. Suddenly I didn’t have money. I had bought a house and done big investments. Then I had a breakup. I was completely shattered.”
She goes on to say, “I stopped eating, sleeping well, didn’t have any friends at that time. I never met people. I cut off touch with everyone including my family. I would talk to them once in two weeks. I was gone. I just used to be in my room, watching TV, sleeping, getting up, staring all day. I was a zombie. I was a typical filmy depressed girl. I would curl up on my sofa and sleep, falling ill all the time. I didn’t meet the media for almost six months.”
She added that there are some people who helped her to overcome this depression, “I would say a couple of people helped me, Sahej, my brother, he’s my soulmate. He was the only one I spoke to every single day. He would stay with me and help me out. There was my friend Sanjana. We spoke a lot and became closer in that year. She helped me so much. I would cry maybe 10 times a day. I was always crying and upset. I had chest pain that would not go out of my body. I’ve never felt actual clinical depression. It happened in that year but started getting better towards the starting of 2016. I started feeling better, working on myself, became fitter, signed Golmaal [Again], [Meri Pyari] Bindu and I moved into a new house.”
This is the other side of the celebrities that we often ignore. We think like there life is easier and perfect. But everyone is struggling with their own battles and the only key is hard work and staying positive.