Actor Ranveer Singh, who is rumoured to be dating actor Deepika Padukone, feels that it was “extremely brave of her” to publicly state that she was suffering from depression till some time back. “I was in tears when I watched her talking about it (her depression) on a TV chat show. It takes a lot of mental and emotional fortitude to come out with something that has such a large (social) stigma attached to it. Deepika has won me over for life with the kind of strength and courage she has. It’s incredible,” says the 29-year-old.
Interestingly, a recent report suggested that even Ranveer was suffering from depression and that Deepika’s decision to address the issue publicly had a lot to do with Ranveer. “I was truly angered with the article; and I still haven’t gotten over it. In fact, I am so angry that it would take a big effort on my part to not physically assault the person who wrote it, if I ever come across him,” he says, adding, “Can I say – out of thin air — that a person is suffering from AIDS? How can you be so random, callous, careless and insensitive to such a serious issue?”