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Posted at: Jan 12, 2019, 8:28 AM; last updated: Jan 12, 2019, 8:28 AM (IST)

Take me as I am

Deepika’s battle against depression to be a part of children’s book
Take me as I am

Deepika Padukone had joined the list of celebrities who put a brave face and opened up about their battle with depression, back in 2015. 

The actress encouraged the ones suffering from depression, not to be ashamed of themselves and be open about their illness. Her story was so inspirational that it has now been included in an upcoming children’s book, The Dot That Went For A Walk. Written by Lakshmi Nambiar, Reema Gupta, and SaradaAkkineni, the book tells tales of 51 accomplished Indian women to introduce the concept of women power to kids from an early stage.

Revealing why they decided to include Deepika’s story in the book, Lakshmi, the co-author quotes, “From the acting community, Deepika emerged as a unanimous choice. When we dug deeper, we found that what inspired them about her is her honesty and willingness to talk about her vulnerabilities. By sharing her journey bravely with the world, she showed the younger generation that a healthy dialogue is needed as much on mental fitness as on physical fitness.” 

She also revealed that the actress knows about the book and will be present at the book launch as well.


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