Mahesh Bhatt Opens Up About His Daughter’s Battle With Depression

    Mahesh Bhatt Opens Up About His Daughter’s Battle With Depression

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    Of late, Bollywood celebrities have become vocal about their anxiety woes. And, the latest to join the league is celebrated filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt who is all set to make his acting debut on the silver screen with his upcoming movie Dark Side Of Life: Mumbai City. During a recent media interaction, he shared his take on the pressure one feels being in this industry of fame and glamour. Also, he talked about his daughter Shaheen’s combat with depression.

    The 69-year-old director told PTI, "It is a high-stress business and that's why not many can do it. That's why you have people prone to substance abuse and mood swings. You have a tendency to gravitate towards depression because you are dependent continuously". He added, "When you show a trailer, you constantly wonder if there will be claps. It takes a lot of courage to be on the center stage and hopes that people will shower compliments on you".

    Mahesh Bhatt also quoted his daughter Shaheen Bhatt’s struggle with teenage depression during the interaction. He said, "My daughter Shaheen discovered she's suffering from clinical depression at 16. She also came to a point of considering suicide at the age of 12 or 13. This happened at home. Even in our industry, a girl gave away her life. She came to us for work once, but we couldn't work together. I still remember seeing her body, the one who came here to work". Notably, Shaheen Bhatt had posted her heartfelt thoughts on the same on the social media earlier this year.

    Source: Pinkvilla