Tanmay Bhat battling clinical depression
Mumbai: Comedian Tanmay Bhat, who rose to fame with comedy collective AIB, says he has been suffering with clinical depression.
He was suspended last October following complaints of not acting against sexual harassment allegations made regarding his colleague Utsav Chakraborty.
Bhat on July 1 took to Instagram and uploaded a series of videos, sharing how the subsequent events after his suspension have created a toll on his mental health.
He said: "After everything that happened in October, I'm mentally checked out. I feel almost paralysed and unable to participate socially, online or even offline. And having to watch the letting the office go, all the people who worked with us, having to say good bye to that took a toll on me mentally and physically."
Many artistes came out in support of him.
Singer-composer Vishal Dadlani commented: "No rush, no pressure, take all the time you need to figure it out, but know that there is a world of love for you."