Anupam Kher Recalls The Time When He Was Diagnosed With Manic Depression

Bollywood Veteran: Anupam Kher recently completed his 36 years in the entertainment industry. Popular as one of the finest actors in Indian cinema, Anupam Kher aced every role in his career; whether it be of a comic actor or an antagonist. But like a common man, his cinematic journey too had its share of ups and downs.

In a recent interaction with Zoom, this Saaransh actor opened up about battling manic depression in the past. Mr. Kher also spoke about suffering from facial paralysis whilst shooting for Hum Aapke Hain Koun.

When He Was Diagnosed With Manic Depression

Anupam Kher disclosed to the online entertainment portal,

“I was clinically diagnosed as manic depressive. I went to the doctor, surrounded myself with medication and moved on.” The actor continued, “Humein apne tarike se deal karna hota hai (We have to deal with it in our own way). Friends and family should understand that if one is behaving in a lonely manner, it is important to get them out of the zone.”

How He Fought Facial Paralysis Whilst Shooting For Hum Aapke Hain Koun

Anupam Kher Manic Depression
Anupam Kher Manic Depression

Mr. Kher said,

“When I was doing Hum Aapke Hain Koun, I got facial paralysis. I went to Sooraj Barjatya and told him my face is twisted, but I am ready to shoot. When you confront situations it makes you believe in yourself more,”

Anupam Kher Talks About The Most Important Lesson That He Has Learned In His Career

Anupam Kher Manic Depression
Anupam Kher Manic Depression

The Bollywood veteran revealed,

“That failure is an event and never a person. You need to continue doing what you feel is right and then after a few years, you need to reinvent yourself, craft and keep moving on. You need to keep exploring and not boast over your laurels and start every day as a newcomer.”

When Anupam Kher was asked about the very first thing that he would do after the lockdown is lifted, he said,

“I will stick around in my house and not go out unnecessarily. I will go and meet my mother as I have not met her.”


Gaurav Gupta

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