Did Deepika Padukone Just Call Out Salman Khan About His Comments On Depression? Twitter Certainly Thinks So
Deepika Padukone has made herself vulnerable to the preying eyes of the public and the media by opening up on her battle with depression on several occasions. For someone who is classically beautiful, a talented actress, and seemingly full of energy and life, it is especially significant for someone in her position to speak up and show people that nobody has a perfect life, and it is okay to internally struggle sometimes, whoever you are.
Speaking at a launch event for a new initiative, called ‘How India Perceives Mental Health,’ she addressed the misconception of depression being a luxury. She said, “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.”
The comments appeared to many as a thinly veiled jab at Salman Khan, who had stated in February “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.”
Twitter immediately sided with Deepika, mocking Bhai for his seemingly insensitive comments.
“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 and his fans can learn a thing or two from Deepika.
— Bagwati (@snoopiku) March 26, 2018