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.
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.
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.
“Salman Khan can't afford the luxury of being depressed.” Last time I check it was a mental illness not a luxury. So now mental illness is considered luxury? Does he even think before making such statements!
— Paulomi⚡️ (@iipaulomi) February 24, 2018
On one hand there are stars like Deepika who constantly open up about their depression and stars like Alia/SRK who make a film on this mental issue....
On the other hand we have Salman Khan who says that depression is a luxury and he sort of equates it to taking a vacation pic.twitter.com/NccI2a95Ga
— Od (@odshek) February 24, 2018
Salmon: “I can’t afford the luxury of being depressed or sad or emotional.” Deepika: "Depression is perceived as a luxury, we need to break that myth.” pic.twitter.com/iw5h9hDjFQ — Bagwati (@snoopiku) March 26, 2018
can you believe salman khan said that depression is a luxury that he can not afford and y’all will find a to say "but he’s a mega super star", depression is not a joke, it’s a serious illness and this man makes a joke of it? I can’t pic.twitter.com/pPG1NwMstK — bollywood (@bollyxpics) February 24, 2018
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