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“I Battled Depression And Successfully Came Out Of It”: Shardul Pandit

“I Battled Depression And Successfully Came Out Of It”: Shardul Pandit

Popular television actor Shardul Pandit returned to the small screen with &TV's show titled 'Kuldeepak' after a long gap of eight years. The actor, who plays the role of Devang in the series, recently opened up about his battle with depression and said that the decision to come back and act gave him strength.

Shardul Pandit said, “I slipped into depression after my show 'Bandini'. I had shifted to Dubai and became a successful RJ but with time, started missing India and acting. For the longest time, I wasn't even aware that I was depressed. I used to be sad for no reason. Slowly, my friends deserted me; some went to the extent of blocking me on their phone.”

“It was doubly tough because I went through a very bad breakup around the same time. At times, I even felt suicidal, but the thought of my mother and sisters stopped me from taking my life. The moment you come out in the open about your depression, people start judging you,” he added.

Not ready to give up, Shardul decided to fight it out. He recalls, “I tried various ways to combat it. Thinking that being with people will help me, I started attending events and parties. When that failed, I sought solace in videos on self-affirmation and motivational speeches. I also consulted therapists and healers, but nothing could remove the emptiness that I was feeling. I couldn't find real help till I moved back to Mumbai from my hometown Indore.”

“I think the decision to come back and act gave me strength. My work gave me a new lease of life. Meditation also helped me a lot,” he added further.

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