Vidya Balan is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to discussing prevalent societal issues through her new show Dhun Badal Ke Toh Dekho on 92.7 BIG FM.
This time around, the actor discussed mental illness, a matter that hasn’t been discussed due to the social stigma attached to it.Adding further light to the conversation, Vidya spoke about how one mustn’t see it as a sign of weakness and instead seek inspiration from celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Karan Johar, Varun Dhawan and Shama Sikander, who have come out and openly spoke about it.
When Balan asked TV actor Shama Sikander, best known for her lead role in the TV series Yeh Meri Life Hai, about the same, she replied, “I have been through depression and have made a web-series about the same. I am not sorry for that. My depression has made me a better person. I have become more understanding and compassionate now. I wanted to share my experience with people so that they can find the light of hope which I have found.”
Vidya also had an in-depth conversation other experts in the field around the topic. She further added, “Being judgmental is not the solution for every problem. It is very important and urgent to cater to this issue. Also, it will be better if more and more people who have been through this will come forward and share their experiences. And, people need to understand that it’s something which can’t be denied. People need to change their outlook towards mental illness and that’s how things will get changed.”
Dhun Badal Ke Toh Dekho with Vidya Balan airs every weekday evening from 7pm to 9pm, with repeats on Saturday and Sunday.