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9 Times Bollywood Spoke About Mental Illness

"There were days when I would wake up and feel like it was just too exhausting."

1. When 15 Park Avenue, a movie that dealt with schizophrenia, won a National Award.

SPS Telefilms

2. When Aamir Khan tackled India's mentality towards learning disabilities in Taare Zameen Par.

Aamir Khan Productions

3. When Mahesh Bhatt spoke about Parveen Babi's battle with mental illness.

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4. When Priyanka Chopra accurately portrayed autistic Jhilmil in Barfi!

UTV Motion Pictures

5. When the industry's biggest stars lauded Deepika for creating awareness about depression.

MSM Motion Pictures

6. When Varun spoke about getting very affected by the things he saw during the shooting of Badlapur.

Illuminati Films

7. When My Name Is Khan honestly portrayed a man with Asperger's syndrome.

Dharma Productions

8. When Bhool Bhulaiyaa shed some light on dissociative identity disorder.


9. And of course when Deepika opened up about her struggle with depression.


Immediately after, Deepika launched The Live Love Laugh Foundation to spread awareness about mental health.

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