Actor Vivek Oberoi recently revealed that he was depressed at some point in his career and surrounded by dark and negative thoughts. He said it was his family who held him and also credited his wife Priyanka Alva for helping him. He said he was dealing with the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, who was found dead in his apartment. Read also: Vivek Oberoi refuses to talk about his past relationship with Aishwarya Rai
Sushant Singh Rajput died of suicide after successfully transitioning from television to film industry. In June 2020, he was found dead in his apartment in Bandra.
During a recent interview, Vivek Oberoi said he felt the pain because the industry can be a cruel place. He told Bollywood Bubble, “This place can be brutal, brutal and try to crush you.” He said it was the love of his family and fans that helped him. “The little prayers they say for me every now and then kept it together for me. I just lost it otherwise. I’m just constantly so mad at the negativity around me and maybe that was the agenda. The agenda is sometimes to break you mentally. But I think Priyanka played a big part in creating a sanctuary for me now,” he added.
Vivek also admitted that he wanted to end things in a much darker sense. “That is why I unfortunately told what happened to Sushant or what happens to other people. I felt that darkness and pain. This place can be pretty brutal. They can be brutal in trying to crush you and when lies are spoken so often, so loudly and so often, they become the truth. They force you to believe that this is the truth about you, but in hindsight, with much calmness, strength and inner happiness, you realize that your truth is your truth and no one can take that away from you except you.” he shared.
Vivek was last seen in MX Player’s Dharavi Bank. Directed by Samit Kakkad, the crime web series also had Suniel Shetty and Sonali Kulkarni. The actor will next be seen in Rohit Shetty’s OTT debut, Indian Police Force as IGP Rathore, alongside Sidharth Malhotra and Shilpa Shetty.
INFO SUICIDE HELPLINE:
If you need support or know someone who does, please contact your nearest mental health specialist. Helplines: Aasra: 022 2754 6669; Sneha India Foundation: +914424640050 and Sanjivini: 011-24311918
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