Koffee With Karan Season 8: Karan Johar Opens Up About His Mental Health Struggles
The popular host of 'Koffee With Karan,' Karan Johar, has revealed his own struggles with mental health during the launch of season 8 of his show. In a candid conversation with actress Deepika Padukone, he shared his experiences with depression and the challenges he faced.
Season 8 of Koffee With Karan
Koffee With Karan's eighth season made a grand return, featuring the dynamic couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone as the first guests. The show started with a heart-to-heart conversation, delving into personal issues, including Deepika's own experience with depression.
Deepika's Experience with Depression
During the show, Deepika Padukone was asked about her own battle with depression. Her openness prompted Karan Johar to share his own struggles. He began by recalling an incident from 2017 when he was with Deepika and Farhan Akhtar on a helicopter ride back from Shah Rukh Khan's birthday party. He vividly remembered watching Deepika cry, feeling helpless, and holding her hand throughout the journey. He admitted that at that time, he couldn't truly understand what she was going through, but little did he know that he would face a similar challenge in the future.
Karan's Battle with Depression
Karan Johar talked about his own experience with depression, which he attributes to the challenging years of the pandemic and the relentless online trolling he faced. He confessed that he tried to be strong and hide his feelings, not realizing that he was burying his emotions.
He also mentioned an incident at the launch of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) where he felt overwhelmed. Actor Varun Dhawan noticed Karan's distress and asked if he was okay, to which Karan confessed he wasn't and left the event abruptly. He went on to explain that he returned home and broke down in tears, unable to comprehend why he felt this way. It was at this point that he sought professional help, consulting a psychologist who prescribed medication to assist him in his journey towards better mental health.
- PTC PUNJABI