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Did Deepika take a dig at Salman over depression comment?


At a recent event, the actress dissuaded people from believing that depression is a luxury.

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Deepika Padukone is one of those celebrities who have openly spoken about being depressed and stressed on the need to accept it as any other physical disease. She was also recently invited to speak at an event in New Delhi called 'How India Perceives Mental Health'.

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In her speech at the event, the actress spoke on the myth that the disorder can only affect the rich and dissuaded people from believing that depression is a luxury.

“I want to clarify that it can happen to anybody from any field, irrespective of their socio-economic background. Depression is sometimes perceived as a luxury. People think that those who have too much time or money get into depression. I think it is very important to break that myth,” she said.

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Interestingly, Salman Khan had spoken of not being able to 'afford the luxury of being depressed' only last month.

“I see a lot of people going on vacations, but I cannot afford that luxury of taking a vacation. I see a lot of people getting depressed and emotional, but I can’t afford that luxury of being depressed or sad or emotional because no matter what I am going through, it works against me,” he actor had said.

Although Padukone didn’t name anyone, there are speculations on social media that her observations at the event might have been aimed at Khan.

Padukone and Khan have never been worked together on a film. While Khan is prepping for the release of Race 3, Padukone's next project, with Irrfan Khan, has been put on hold as Irrfan is being treated for neuroendocrine tumour in the US.