Bollywood producer, director Karan Johar, who has always been upfront about his mental health struggles, recently opened up about his experience with anxiety during a press conference for his programme “Koffee With Karan 8”.
“What happens to me or anybody else, it can happen to anybody. It doesn`t mean you need a trigger, sometimes it is a result of many things, sometimes there`s a trigger. When I spoke about my anxiety, it was to share a part of life that exists. That exists today as well, while I speak. I`ve no fear in saying that I`m on medication,” PTI quoted Karan Johar as saying, reports NDTV.
Karan Johar and actress Deepika Padukone discussed their mental health experiences on an earlier episode of “Koffee With Karan 8”. Karan Johar discussed his "legit (anxiety) attack" during the unveiling of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) earlier this year.
“The legit attack I had was at the NMACC launch. I remember Varun Dhawan was staring at me. I was sweating. I didn`t even realise my face was full of sweat. Varun came and he was like, `Are you okay?` My hands were shaking. And then he took me to an empty room. I first thought it was a cardiac arrest. I didn`t know what I was going through. I got out of my jacket, which was long and elaborate. I just left in half an hour. I went back home and I just went to my bed and I cried. I didn`t know why I was crying,” Johar said recalling the incident.
“Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham”, “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna”, “My Name Is Khan”, and “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” are among the films Karan Johar directed.
“Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani”, starring Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor, was his latest film which became a blockbuster. Karan Johar is also producing a film starring Kartik Aaryan and another project with Sidharth Malhotra, according to the report.