TV actor Deepika Singh plays the lead character Sandhya in popular daily soap Diya Aur Baati Hum.
TV actor Deepika Singh plays the lead character Sandhya in popular daily soap Diya Aur Baati Hum.

At times, I feel really depressed: Deepika Singh

From a distance, the life of a celebrity seems to be all about glamour, glitz and money. But few know the challenges that come with the fame. Popular TV actor Deepika Singh says “there’s a lot of pressure” on celebrities at all times. “At times, I feel really depressed,” she adds.
By Rukmini Chopra | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2016 07:48 PM IST

From a distance, the life of a celebrity seems to be all about glamour, glitz and money. But few know the challenges that come with the fame. Popular TV actor Deepika Singh says “there’s a lot of pressure” on celebrities at all times. “At times, I feel really depressed,” she adds.

Deepika, who is the leading lady on a popular TV show, says when you are an actor, “you make money, but you can’t enjoy yourself”.

“You are working seven days a week. You don’t even get a day off easily. Because of this pressure, one tends to get depressed,” says Deepika, adding, “Every month, I think of quitting the show. At times, I get so depressed that I think of running away. I think I have had enough of this fame; my life in Delhi was far better. I have even told my producers this, and have asked them to either reduce the length of my role or give me a 15-day work period a month.”

She says that as an actor, you make money, but you do not have the time to enjoy yourself.
She says that as an actor, you make money, but you do not have the time to enjoy yourself.

In fact, the actor says that she had to change a lot to suit the requirements of the show. “When I used to live in Delhi, I used to go out partying a lot. But I have changed my habits for the show. Acting needs a lot of concentration because you are playing someone you are not,” she says.

Read: Deepika Singh, Shashank Vyas and more: TV actors on long running shows

Even when it comes to her on-screen image, Deepika finds it hard to fulfil those expectations in real life. For instance, on the show, she is seen in a police uniform and traditional Indian attires. “People expect to see me in Indian wear and not hot pants or dresses. I’m constantly under pressure to live up to my [on-screen] image. It gets really difficult when you live like someone you are not. The reactions I have received are strange,” says the television star.

However, now, the actor reveals that she has started “living life on her own terms”. “Since the past six-seven months, I have stopped caring about people’s reactions. I don’t care about my image anymore,” she admits.

Read: Deepika Singh will continue working, says husband

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