Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Nawazuddin Siddiqui called depression a disease occurring in cities, on which Gulshan Devaiah reacted by calling it Dhritarashtra and Gandhari syndrome.
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays a mentally ill serial killer in ‘Raman Raghav 2.0’. The actor has recently said that there is no depression in rural areas. There is no such thing as depression and mental health in rural areas. The actor said such issues are an urban concept, and added that he claims he will be beaten up in his village if he says he is in depression.
Depression does not happen to the villagers
Nawazuddin Siddiqui in his recent interview to NDTV said, “I am just telling my experience, may be I am wrong. But even today if I go to my village, which is only 3 hours away and say that I have depression, I will get slapped. Those people will tell me to eat food and go to the fields.
On this, the actor was asked whether people in the village are not aware about mental health? To this the actor said, “Nothing like this happens there. No one knows about this at all. No one gets depression in the village. Can go and see.”
People in big cities exaggerate…
Nawaz further said, “You will see that people have a habit of exaggerating even their smallest problems. Why don’t they see how people with real problems live their lives. See how they walk on the footpaths in the rain, why don’t they get depressed?”
This actor reacted to Nawaz’s statement
On this statement of Nawaz, Gulshan Devaiah wrote on Twitter, “Dhritarashtra and Gandhari syndrome. I have great respect for his art but I would not take him seriously on this issue. If you also look at alcoholism or addiction, they exist in rural communities and it is a mental illness. No one indulges in addiction because they love it. Addiction is a symptom, the real problem is the trauma they can’t heal.”