The world of Bollywood looks glamourous to most onlookers. However, the reality is far from it. Aside from the select few superstars, many newcomers get forgotten amid the crowd. Last month Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Bandra home on June 14. The actor has delivered many successful hit films in the industry but was still considered an outsider as he began his journey with Hindi tv shows. The actor was suffering from depression before his tragic death.
In a recent interview with Times of India actor Sharad Malhotra has opened up about battling depression for over four years. The actor said that he could not handle failure and it took a big toll on him. He said, "After my shows became hits, I was under this notion that I would become the next Shah Rukh Khan. I starred in two films From Sydney with Love and Ek Tera Saath and both were huge flops. I felt like my dreams were shattered. I found it difficult to come to terms with the fact that my films did not work. That was the worst phase of my life because I had already stopped thinking of doing TV shows.
"For four years, I kept away from everyone. Eventually, I turned towards spirituality, meditated daily, and focused on exercising. It took me another two years to muster enough courage and gather confidence to look for work," he added.
Sharad says that he has now realized that success and failures are both parts of anyone's life. Sharad also said that he is in a much better mental state of mind now.