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Parineeti Chopra reveals her own year-long battle with depression

The actress said it was her younger brother Sahaj who was her pillar of strength and helped her to come out of the phase.

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Actress Parineeti Chopra has said she was "down in the dumps" for almost a year, but her brother Sahaj helped her overcome depression.

Chopra talked about the person close to her heart ahead of the TV premiere of Hollywood romantic drama Me Before You on Romedy NOW on Saturday.

"I think every human being who considers themselves to be emotionally evolved always has this one very big event or one person who comes into their life and completely changes the way they think. And I can say very confidently that happened in my life," Chopra said in a statement.

"A couple of years ago, I went through a very low phase emotionally in my life where I was really down in the dumps. It wasn't like a person especially came into my life, but it was a person who has always been in my life — my brother Sahaj.

"Sahaj was the guy who was my voice of reason, he was the calming factor. He is the guy who knows me, he knows my pulse, he understands me, he understands the grain that I am made of. So, speaking to him, being with him everyday, really used to give me that confidence in myself and really took me out of that phase," she added.

Chopra said her fight against depression lasted "almost a year", but she emerged a "more positive" person. "So, Sahaj, thank you and I love you. You are my baby, you are my brother, you are my life, you are my soulmate, and no man will be able to ever replace that, and I am proud to say that I love you," she said.