Dangal girl Zaira Wasim opens up about her struggle with severe anxiety, depression


Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim, who won millions of hearts as the young Geeta Phogat in Dangal, has penned down a letter on Instagram revealing her battle with depression. The 17-year-old said that she was suffering from severe anxiety and depression for quite some time.

The Secret Superstar actress said that she was scared and embarrassed to admit it not only because of the stigma attached to the word depression but most importantly because she was always told that she was too young to be depressed.

The National Film Award winner further said that depression affected her life and she couldn’t control her thoughts.

”Popping 5 antidepressants every day, anxiety attacks, being rushed to the hospital in the middle of the night, feeling empty, restless, anxious, hallucinations, having sore limbs from sleeping too much to not being able to sleep for weeks, from overeating to starving myself, unexplained fatigue, body ache, self-loathing, nervous breakdowns, suicidal thoughts were all parts of this PHASE’’, Zaira Wasim wrote on Twitter.

The teen actress announced that she would take a break from social media and requested the fans to remember her in their prayers.

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