If there is someone who seems to have everything going for her, it's Alia Bhatt. On the work front she has given back-to-back hits, received critical acclaim and awards, and has many exciting upcoming projects to look forward to. As for her personal life, her relationship with Ranbir Kapoor has the whole world going awwww, and seems like a fairytale. While we could be tempted to feel like her life is perfect, it seems that outward appearances can be deceiving, especially when it comes to the hectic life of celebrities.
Opening up in a recent interview, Alia admitted to have been dealing with bouts of anxiety for the past 5-6 months. This is what she had to say:
"I haven’t been depressed but I’ve had bouts of anxiety. It comes and goes. It’s been happening quite a bit since the past five to six months. It’s not like an anxiety attack but I just feel low.” She said that it's because of her sister Shaheen Bhatt’s book that she is aware of her condition. “She’s fought depression. I’ve read her book.”
When it comes to dealing with the situation, Alia has some excellent advice to give. "No matter how bad it is, I just let myself feel it. Sometimes, I feel like crying for no reason. Then it passes. Initially, I’d be a little confused. I’d constantly give reasons that it’s because of work or maybe I’m tired or haven’t been able to meet anyone... The kind of personality I have, I become a little on the edge. I spoke to friends about it. I spoke to Ayan (Mukerji) about it, I spoke to my sister’s friend Rohan (Joshi). Everyone told me that you’ve got to realise that it will go away. What’s important is to accept it and not say that you’re fine. If you’re not feeling fine, then you should just say you’re not feeling fine.”
With a ton of upcoming projects and work and personal commitments, Alia's life isn't going to get less hectic, any time soon. We are glad that the actor is dealing with her anxiety in a healthy and hands-on way. After Deepika speaking up about her battle with depression, we feel that Alia's statements will go a long way in increasing mental health awareness and helping those battling similar situations in their own life get help.