TAKING A STAND: Deepika Padukone

by Amit Roy BOLLYWOOD STAR URGES FELLOW INDIAN SUFFERERS TO SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP INDIAN actress Deepika Padukone was the subject of a cover story last Friday (29) in ES, the London Evening Standard’s colour maga­zine, in which the 32–year–old Bollywood star spoke candidly about her past bat­tles with depression. “Outwardly, her rise to fame seemed effortless,” ac­cording to the article. “But what many didn’t know was that Padukone was, at this time, struggling privately with depression,” it added. “And despite a string of performances that won her a clutch of Filmfare Awards (the oldest cinematic awards in India), her private mental…