Deepika Padukone Reveals What Helped Her Beat Depression

Deepika Padukone shares message on social media along with ad for Nike

Actor Deepika Padukone revealed that sports has changed her life and helped her fight her two-year long depression. The 30-year-old actress shared the message on Facebook along with an advertisement for Nike in which she can be seen working out along with other women.

The Bajirao Mastani actress, who is a badminton player, stated how sport has kept her going and helped her to face difficult situations. “Sport has taught me how to handle failure. It has also taught me how to handle success. It has kept me grounded. It has taught me humility.”

Deepika mentioned that the never dying athlete inside the actress gave her the strength to fight depression. “Two years ago I struggled with depression. I was sinking. I almost gave up. But it was the athlete in me that gave me the strength to fight and never ever give up!”

Appealing to the young minds, the actress wrote: “Every girl and every boy and every woman and every man, play a sport. Because it changed my life and it will change yours too. Sport has taught me how to survive. It has taught me how to fight! It has made me unstoppable.”

The actress also mentioned about her father’s formula to be perfect, “When I was growing up my father said to me, “To be the best, always remember the three D’s – Discipline, Dedication and Determination. Follow your heart. Do what you are passionate about.”