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Yami Gautam conversed with IIT students on Mental Health

Yami took her support to a more important and pressing matter that needs to be discussed at length – Mental Health.

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Bollywood actor Yami Gautam is all gearing up for her upcoming film, Baati Gul Meter Chalu also starring Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor. The storyline of the film looks at wrongful billing by private electrical companies in small towns across the country.

Yami has always aimed to do something for the society we live in, whether that is growing better food or supporting brands or buying books for a library in a govt school in Maharashtra.

And recently, Yami took her support to a more important and pressing matter that needs to be discussed at length – Mental Health. She spoke at IIT Powai on the importance of Mental Health and what it means to focus on a wholesome understanding of being fit.

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Yami spoke on the trials and tribulations people go through, why asking for help is key, how each industry has problems and why one must have an outlet of some form to help reduce the pressure. She also discussed why India needs to embrace the word ‘Therapy’ and allow people to go without fear to a therapist if need be.

The IIT students welcomed Yami by singing Paani Da Rang, the popular song from her debut film, Vicky Donor and the evening flowed by with a volley of questions on mental wellness which Yami answered beautifully, recalling her experiences of dealing with the pressures of the industry and how she tackles tough, mental health days.

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Mental health is such a taboo even to this day. It isn’t a newer or older generation problem and pointing fingers never helps a situation. It is really good to see young people taking a step toward being mentally healthy and strong too and using whatever help they get to fight their illness. We need more and more people educated on the topic, young, old and everyone in between. I was honoured and delighted IIT thought me worthy to talk about it. Opening up is the first step to better mental health and if I can give someone the confidence to do the same, I think I have succeeded, Yami said.

Batti Gul Meter Chalu, the drama directed by Shree Narayan Sing, will see Yami essaying the character of a lawyer which releases on 21st September 2018.