“Helpless”, was the word, Karan Johar used to describe his depression.
Yes, you heard it right. One of the strongest pillars of Bollywood, to whom we owe our ideals of teenage romance, went through severe depression himself and opened about it in his interview with Burkha Dutt.
As unlikely as it may sound, depression is a silent disease that could occur irrespective of the quality of one’s life. But it surely takes a strong heart and courage to open up about it. Nothing can deny the fact that it was Karan Johar who made the 90’s era a “classic” when it comes to Bollywood, hearing him narrate his battle with depression a sad moment for everyone.
“When u don’t have that love to share with somebody you get worried”
Can you imagine a person saying that who is known for producing ideal love stories?
Karan Johar’s depression was also followed by panic attacks that he mistook for a cardiac arrest. Good thing is that he immediately consulted a doctor and had to take medications after which he felt much better as he said,
“I was in a much better place. Today I actually feel the emotion of excitement and happiness”
After knowing his battle with depression, K Jo’s decision to become a dad makes so much sense & and opting for surrogacy actually explains the intensity of heartbreak he must have had after being alone. Let’s wish him well and hope that those kids fill the spaces that were left in his life and shower him with love and happiness he always longed for!
You can watch the video here