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Deepika Padukone says India ‘long way’ from ending mental illness stigma

Deepika Padukone

By: Sarwar Alam

Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone has called for bolder efforts by Indians to end the stigma surrounding mental illness. “We have a long way to go,” said the A-lister, who went public about her struggle with depression in 2015 and won praise for her campaign to spark public discourse on mental health in a country that has traditionally considered such illnesses taboo. The 32-year-old, who starred in the hits Padmaavat and xXx: Return of Xander Cage opposite Vin Diesel, founded the Live Laugh Love Foundation to create awareness about mental health. The charity on Friday (23) launched the results of a…

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