Mumbai: Actor Ashish Chowdhry acknowledged there was a time when he was dealing with mental illness, saying his friends helped him resolve the war, adding that they are continuing to do so.
He opened up about his struggle as actor Sushant Singh Rajput ‘s sudden demise brought the discussions about mental health and the importance of speaking up again.
“I thought I had every right to believe I’ve seen and been through the worst, but it’s subjective. One can’t grasp the other’s pain. So loving and being loved is the only way to go. Sharing and listening is medicine. Friends we can do that with all means,” Ashish tweeted.
“I dipped after 26/11. Even financially. And I’m clear that it was my friends who saved me. They’ve saved me to date. I can only thank the universe by promising that I’ll always be there for them. I’m a phone call away. And I have a lot of love and gratitude to give.
The actor feels “there is a sad appetite for negativity among humans.”
“They feast on gossip, backbiting and bullying. It’s business for some and entertainment for others. And insensitively, it’s a more dreadful virus than coronavirus. It’s spreading widely. That needs a cure.
Sushant was found hanging by his domestic assistance in his residence on Sunday morning. The death of Sushant comes within days of the news of the death of its president Disha Salian.
The actor is most well known for his titular role in the 2016 release of Neeraj Pandey, “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story,” the biopic of former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
He made his film debut in the 2013 release of Abhishek Kapoor, “Kai Po Che!” and was seen in movies such as “Chichhore,” “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!,” “Raabta,” “Kedarnath,” and “Shudh Desi Romance.”