Tuesday May 10, 2022
Deepika Padukone has recently revealed her plan to have a therapist on film sets in the next few years.
Speaking to Vogue magazine, the RamLeela actress, who is a staunch supporter of mental health, divulged that while filming for Chhapaak, she would bring on a therapist for herself on the set.
“There were days I would have a panic attack or feel claustrophobic. It wasn’t easy carrying the emotion that came from essaying Malti for so many months,” explained the Bollywood diva.
She went on to add that to have a therapist holding her hand through that process “was important” to her.
The Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani star further shared that she had a similar process for her latest movie Gehraiyaan as well.
Meanwhile, Padukone expressed her wish to make this “therapy available to the whole crew” once she becomes a producer.
“In the next few years, I personally hope to have a therapist present on film sets. We have a doctor on set, so I don’t see why we can’t have a mental health professional too,” she told the publication.
Adding to this, the Padmavat actress also spoke about the portrayal of mental health in Indian cinemas.
She believes that cinema is a "powerful medium of understanding" and hence, "we should afford the same honesty and authenticity to characters with mental illnesses as we do to biopics,” said the Bollywood beauty.