With the on-going pandemic which has aggravated private and skilled issues for a lot of, speaking in regards to the significance of psychological well being and being there for one another. When a man tweeted to actor Divya Dutta, not too long ago saying he was feeling depressed, she replied to him and he replied it modified his temper immediately. “That’s all it took to uplift his spirits. Sometimes, people just want to be heard and it can change a life,” says the actor, who hopes that if people talk as soon as a week or twice a month and it will make a distinction.
In mild of actor Asif Basra’s dying by suicide and different instances of suicide, there have been many discussions on psychological well being and dealing with stress within the leisure subject. She admits that psychological well being is a matter not just throughout the trade however our society too. “Lives have become lonelier and more fragile. It was shocking to hear about the recent suicide cases in and outside the industry as none of us knew their internal battles and conflicts. All we perceived were happy smiling faces. To then say, pata hi nahin chala, is a frivolous outlook. It must be tough for a person to give up everything and take that decision of going away. It’s sad that we don’t look around more sensitively to see signs, to help someone share what they are going through- sometimes it’s enough to just listen.”
Any profession that has ambition and excessive stakes can have stress and within the leisure trade, celebrities are the face and people have an interest to find out about their private lives, feels Dutta who provides, “It doesn’t help that this is an unpredictable career with no promises or guarantees. No matter how talented, or who you are, you don’t know when you will get a good break. Once you get it, maintaining a career isn’t easy. Everyone wants to project a happy picture of themselves and never let out what they are going through as unfortunately Any kind of weakness is looked down upon and in the power plays in an ambitious field where the stronger you are perceived, the more people consider you successful, people are scared to let others know that they are suffering, that they need help, that they are not fine. It’s brushed off with a smile and ‘I am fine. Thank you’.”
While we’re all busy in our lives “trying to survive”, Dutta shares that it is just not anybody’s fault however we should always make an effort. She reveals she calls mates and senior actors just to discuss to them. But once they ask, why did she name, they’re greatly surprised to hear, “aise hi”. She says, “The smiles I feel in their voices are unparalleled .Our society can be agenda-driven. Most often, ‘How are you’ is replied with ‘I am fine’ and one doesn’t even hear that properly before moving on to the point. All I am saying is stop by, call people, reach out, hear them. Hamari industry mein jo successful hai usse sab phone karte hain, call someone who you don’t need professionally or is going through a career slump. In this industry the extremes of success and failure can shake anyone. If there’s family and supportive friends, you are lucky, if not, where does one pour it out.. A sensitive soul and sharp ears- that’s all we need!!”