Anita Hassanandani says Ekta Kapoor helped her fight depression: 'I was bitterly affected by my early failures'

Published on Nov 08, 2021 10:05 PM IST

Anita Hassanandani took to Instagram to pen an appreciation note for her husband, Rohit Reddy and friend Ekta Kapoor. In the post, Anita revealed she had battled depression in her early days in the industry. 

Anita Hassanandani penned an appreciation post for Rohit Reddy and friend Ekta Kapoor.
Anita Hassanandani penned an appreciation post for Rohit Reddy and friend Ekta Kapoor.

Anita Hassanandani has revealed she battled depression during her initial days in the television industry. Taking to Instagram, the actor said that she was affected by her failures during the start of her career and that producer Ekta Kapoor helped her sail through. 

The actor shot to fame after she starred in Kabhii Sautan Kabhii Sahelii, created by Ekta Kapoor, in the early 2000s. Anita Hassanandani then starred in Kucch To Hai, also produced by Ekta, and Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. She also starred in Naagin 3. 

On Monday, sharing a selfie with Ekta and Rohit, Anita wrote, “Ekta!!! You are a prototype of every strong female character you ever created. You are a true friend and an incredibly strong-willed woman. All these years of friendship have culminated into an indispensable relationship, the one where we could do anything for each other with no questions asked,” she wrote. 

“I remember those days when I was young, hungry for work but clueless about everything. I was bitterly affected by my early failures but then you came into my life. You not only helped me fight depression but also gave me a new start. That's one of the millions of things I have learned from you, to never give up. That's why even on rough days, I feel secure because of you my guardian angel. You are in every sense of the world, my life's Niyati. Calling Ekta a friend is an understatement. She is a part of my family and she is my Niyati,” she added. 

“Rohit! My dashing, adorable and loving husband, with the cutest dimple well, and now a super dad too! I have been at my best and worst with him, but Rohit has held my hands through every trial and tribulation. We have shared so many happy moments that have been etched in my heart forever. Rohit has been the invisible support I have leaned on ever since I fell in love with him, and I know I have him by my side, always! Rohit is a special person who has brought untold happiness into my life, just like Niyati,” Anita wrote. 

Read her full post here: 

Also read: Inside Ekta Kapoor’s Diwali party: Ibrahim Ali Khan, Karishma Tanna, Anita Hassanandani light up celebrations, see pics

Her note was shared on the same day that Ekta Kapoor was honoured with the Padma Shri award. On Monday, she was present at the Rashtrapati Bhavan to receive the fourth highest civilian award. 

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