'Take time out for yourself without feeling guilty'
While sharing her experience of battling with depression, Deepika urged women to indulge in self care and take out time for themselves without the sense of guilt
Actor Deepika Padukone has urged women to indulge in self-care and to take some time off their various roles for themselves without feeling guilty about doing so.
"Women have a tendency of feeling a lot of guilt. We are always trying to be perfect in playing different roles, so I feel it is important to take time for yourself and do it without guilt. Even if women go for a spa session, most women are thinking 'Oh, I have to go pick my kids from school' or 'My husband must be coming home'.
"Women are constantly worrying about someone else... But it's okay to take time for yourself and do it without guilt," Deepika said at an event on 'Finding Beauty in Imperfection', organised by Ficci Ladies Organisation (FLO).
In a pristine white ensemble and with her hair neatly tied, Deepika gave a motivational talk on how she dealt with depression, and the work being done by her NGO The Live Love Laugh Foundation, which was founded in 2015 and deals with mental health issues.
What Deepika was not ready to talk about was the speculation around her November wedding to actor Ranveer Singh. "I am not answering this question... It's an extremely insensitive question to ask at an event like this," Deepika told a scribe who questioned about it. However, the actor was at peace while she spoke how sharing her own experience of dealing with depression was life-changing for her.