Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Gulshan Devaiah
Mental health is an important and sensitive topic and many celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma and Tiger Shroff have spoken about it. In an interview with Mashable India, when Nawazuddin Siddiqui was asked about the same, he said, “I come from a place where if I told my father that I feel depressed, he would slap me hard.”
He added: “Nobody gets depressed in the villages, everyone is happy there. But I learned about anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder after coming to the city. This is an urban concept, people in cities glorify their emotions.”
Siddiqui’s comments about depression have received some scathing responses on social media. And Gulshan Devaiah also gave his opinion on the same. He tweeted: “Dritharashtra and Gandhari Syndrome. I respect the man immensely for his job, but I wouldn’t take him seriously on this issue. If you just look at alcoholism or addictions, they exist in rural communities and that is mental illness. No addict indulges in addiction because he loves it. Addiction is a symptom, the real problem is the trauma they can’t heal.”
Also, in a recent interaction with Shehnaaz Gill on her show desi vibes, the actress said she had difficulty speaking English and when the actor was asked the same thing, Siddiqui revealed, “Yes, I have, but when I go abroad, I can have conversations with women for three to four hours in English. You see, those people don’t judge.