Fardeen Khan shares insights on battling depression: 'It's a natural process'

Fardeen Khan last appeared in the web series Heeramandi by Sanjay Leela Bhansali

By Web Desk
June 15, 2024
Fardeen Khan shares insights on battling depression: 'It's a natural process'

Fardeen Khan has shared his experiences with depression and the challenges he has faced.

In an interview with Pinkvilla, the 50-year-old actor described depression as "a natural process everyone goes through."


He also emphasized the importance of protecting oneself from constantly "wanting to be happy," and mentioned that there are times when he retreats "into a shell" and spends time "just sitting and thinking about things."

The No Entry actor said "sometimes you slip into depression, you don’t feel positive, things don’t have meaning or purpose but in my experience that is a way you find yourself."

"I think the treasure lies in that deep dark cave. It’s a constant cycle of death and resurrection. Of course, some days are tough. I sometimes go into a shell. I like to just sit and think about things."

"People who know me sometimes say I overthink but when I am down I kind of sit and ponder about it for a few days to figure out why exactly I am feeling down. Once I find that, it’s much less challenging to get back to being normal," he added.

Fardeen also explained that depression is a natural process indicating unfulfilled aspects of life. "It’s a natural process everyone goes through."

Urging people to guard against the constant desire for happiness and recognize misalignments within themselves, the actor shared, "We have to safeguard ourselves from this desire to always want to be happy."

"If there are things that are depressing you, it is actually a signal for you to think about something that is unfulfilled in your life. There’s something that you are not aligned with, there’s something not in sync."

Fardeen was last seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's web-series Heeramandi, released on May 1, 2024.