Twitter applauds Deepika Padukone's veiled response to Salman Khan's statement 'depression is a luxury'

In February, Salman Khan said, 'I can't afford to have that luxury of being depressed.' Now, Deepika Padukone has said the myth of depression being a luxury needs to be broken.

FP Staff March 28, 2018 15:40:40 IST
Twitter applauds Deepika Padukone's veiled response to Salman Khan's statement 'depression is a luxury'

When Bollywood’s reigning top actress Deepika Padukone had started a much needed and inspiring conversation on mental illness, by speaking our about her own battle with depression, a refreshing change had started taking place in the otherwise conservative industry. Now, Deepika speaking at a public function has added to the conversation by refuting myths associated with depression, considered by many to be a jibe at Salman Khan, as reported by NDTV.

Twitter applauds Deepika Padukones veiled response to Salman Khans statement depression is a luxury

Deepika Padukone. Image via Facebook

The Padmavat actress mentioned that “depression is sometimes perceived as luxury," at an event in Delhi, which is being perceived to be a direct reference to Salman Khan’s February comment, “I see a lot of people going on vacations but I cannot afford that luxury of taking a vacation. I see a lot of people getting depressed and emotional but I can’t afford that luxury of being depressed or sad or emotional because no matter what I am going through, it works against me,” as reported by The Indian Express.

This week, Pinkvilla had also quoted Deepika saying, "I want to clarify that it can happen to anybody from any field irrespective of their socio-economic background. Depression is sometimes perceived as a luxury. People think that those who have too much time or money get into depression. I think it is very important to break that myth."

Salman’s insensitive comment and Deepika’s veiled response has already triggered Twitter users to condemn the Race 3 star.

 

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