'I went into a shell and cried 10 times a day': Parineeti Chopra on battling depression
Actress Parineeti Chopra recently opened up about a tough phase in her life during the years 2014-15. The star who is currently promoting her next film Jabariya Jodi, spoke about her struggles in a media interaction.
“The end of 2014 and all of 2015 - that one and a half year was truly the worst time in my life. Two of my films, Daawat-e-Ishq and Kill Dil, did not work. That was my first setback. Suddenly, I did not have money. I had made a lot of money by then, but I had bought a house and I had made some big investments. I then went through a heartbreak. Literally, all the departments in my life were down. Nothing positive to look forward to,” she reportedly said, in an interview with a leading media organisation.
She also said that she had stopped eating and sleeping, and also didn’t have enough friends and support. “I went into a shell. I did not have any friends at that time. I never used to meet people. I cut off from everyone, including my family. I would talk to them once in two weeks. I was finished. I just used to be in my room, watching TV, sleeping, staring all day... I was a zombie. I was like that typical filmy depressed girl. I would cry maybe 10 times a day. I was always upset and crying. I had this chest pain that would not go out of my body. I have never felt depression, actual clinical depression. It happened to me in that year,” she added.
However, her brother Sahaj and her friend and stylist Sanjana Batra were her biggest support. “I gradually started to work on myself. I became fitter, signed Golmaal Again and Meri Pyaari Bindu. I moved into a new house. I just took life into my own hands because I thought if I go into this pit, I will never come out again. My personal life became better. I started meeting friends again. I had to call up a lot of people and apologise for being out of touch.”
The Hasee Toh Phasee star said that the phase has only made her stronger to deal with failure and bad times. “Today, if any kind of failure hits me, I am definitely prepared to handle it. Honestly, I thank God every day that this did not happen to me later. I am so glad it happened at 25 because that jhatka early can really fix you for life,” she reportedly said.
Jabariya Jodi is based on a man, who helps kidnap grooms in order to avoid paying out dowries for their upcoming marriage. It stars Sidharth Malhotra and is set to release on August 9.