Kapil Sharma on suffering from depression: 'It felt like the world was gunning for me

FP Staff

Oct,26 2017 11:32:14 IST

Kapil Sharma, who has been instrumental in making a multitude of people across the country laugh out loud, has been in a low phase for a while now.
NEW DELHI, INDIA - JULY 8: Stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma during an interview on July 5, 2014 in New Delhi, India. Winner of popular comedy shows, Kapil Sharma now hosts the television comedy show "Comedy Nights with Kapil".(Photo by Raajessh Kashyap/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Kapil Sharma. YouTube

Be it the ugly fight with his co-star Sunil Grover or acting as a bully on the sets of The Kapil Sharma Show or even reportedly cancelling shoots with biggies like Anil Kapoor and Shah Rukh Khan, Kapil has attributed these to the fact that he is suffering from depression.
He said that after he returned from the infamous Australia show (where he allegedly had a fight with Grover while coming back), an unnamed source was giving out misinformation to the media.  "I was very busy with my show and my film when there were rumours that I asked Shah Rukh Khan to leave my set.  I read all the articles after two months of finishing the film... I actually went into depression. I could not step on the stage to perform and would cancel the shoot. I suffered from anxiety and drank myself silly. I would stay locked up in the office with my pet dog. People stopped coming on the show and I went off the radar," he said.
Depression took a bigger toll on his mental stability and he confessed that he was even suicidal. "One of my close friends asked me to shift to his seaside apartment. He thought a change of scene would be good for me. As I saw the wide expanse of sea from his balcony, I felt like jumping into it. I was depressed; it felt like the world was gunning for me," he said, reports The Indian Express.
Kapil also claimed that he indeed cancelled the shoots with Anil Kapoor and SRK but none of them left angrily but SRK suggested Kapil to gather himself and get back to work soon. "SRK had to come at 7 and I was on the sets at 2 pm. But at 8, I couldn’t think I could do it. I couldn’t perform. Same happened with Anil sir. They were all very supportive."
With inputs from IANS.

Updated Date: Oct 26, 2017 11:32 AM