Actress Komal Aziz opens up about struggles of fame, depression

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In the glitzy world of entertainment, where actors captivate audiences on screen, the reality behind the scenes is often far from glamorous. Many people hold the misconception that the lives of actors are colorful, calm, and free from the struggles of everyday life. However, recent revelations by several prominent artists have shed light on the challenges they face, both personally and professionally.

During a candid interview, actress Komal Aziz opened up about the difficulties she encountered after entering the acting industry. Juggling her own business alongside her acting commitments, she found herself working grueling 18-hour days. The demanding schedule took a toll on her mental health, leading her to battle depression. Additionally, her relationships with relatives and friends suffered as a result. Speaking on a podcast, Komal Aziz highlighted that actresses, like anyone else, can become victims of stress, anxiety, and depression as they age.

Depression, a mental health condition that can affect anyone, is not exclusive to artists. Symptoms such as loss of interest in daily activities, feelings of sadness, frustration, boredom, or nervousness and helplessness may indicate the presence of depression. Actress Nadia Khan recently shared her own experience with postpartum depression after a difficult childbirth. She struggled to navigate the challenges of motherhood without the guidance and support of her aging and unwell parents. Nadia Khan’s revelation highlights the importance of raising awareness about mental health issues faced by individuals from various walks of life.

The topic of depression has gained traction not only in the Pakistani entertainment industry but also in Hollywood and Bollywood. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, a versatile Bollywood actor, faced criticism after his comment about depression being an “urban issue.” He claimed that in his village, if he were to express his depression, he would be met with dismissal and a simple solution of eating well and working in the fields. However, his remarks were met with disagreement from social media users, and even his co-actor Gulshan Devaiah expressed his disagreement on Twitter.

These discussions about depression within the entertainment industry shed light on the emotional challenges faced by artists. Despite the adoration they receive from millions of fans, the constant scrutiny and criticism, often amplified through social media, can have a profound impact on their mental well-being. It is essential to foster an environment that encourages open conversations about mental health and supports those who are struggling, regardless of their profession or background.