After the sudden demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, the term ‘mental depression’ has become a talk of the town. Sushant committed suicide reportedly due to depression, and after the sad episode, the issue of mental health has become a red-hot topic.
Fellow actors, cricketers, politicians or ordinary citizens, everyone was stunned with Sushant’s suicide. In fact, people are still reacting to the sad incident as they can’t believe that Sushant has passed away.
Now, pacer S Sreesanth has also reacted to Sushant’s untimely death and revealed how he was severely affected by the actor’s departure.
The Kerala cricketer has disclosed how he dealt with the phase of depression and suicidal thoughts which captured his mind. Sreesanth referred to his image being stained due to the allegations charged against him after the IPL 2013 spot-fixing scandal.
In a recent interaction with Deccan Chronicle, Sree spoke about the days when he feared to even step out of his house.
“You know I was scared of the dark at one point. I couldn’t step out of the house, and I didn’t let anyone step out of the house because I feared that I would get kidnapped. I was in a deep depression at the time,” said Sreesanth.
“I had all these thoughts in my room, but I couldn’t leave my room without a smile on my face because my parents would not have been able to handle it. I didn’t want to show my weakness to them. I was entirely on my own in these moments; I was crying all the time trying to figure out where I went wrong and what happened to me. I was living this dual life, and it was too much to handle,” he added.
Sreesanth opined that he had to go through all this, but love and support from family helped him to win the mental battle.
“I was Sreesanth to the world and Gopu to the family, but in my room, I didn’t know what I was. That’s why I started discovering hobbies and working on them with a lot of seriousness. It is something I battled with regularly in 2013. It was there everywhere I turned, the easy way out, but my family kept me sane. I had to stick around for my family. I knew they needed me,” the 37-year-old added further.
Sreesanth reacted to Sushant Singh’s death as well and said he could understand what Sushant must have gone through.
“That’s why the news of Sushant Singh’s (Rajput) death affected me so much, besides the fact that he was a good friend. I was on that edge, but I walked back because I knew how much it would hurt those who believe in me and love me,” concluded Sreesanth.