Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia creates discussion on mental health


Actress Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia, a well-known face in the television industry, has always spoken about his mental health issues. Being an actress who has achieved great fame in such a short time, has never been shy about opening up about those issues that have really affected her. In the recent episode of Bigg Boss 16, Shiv Thakare and Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia had a nasty run-in.

The conversation reached a point where Shiv started mocking Nimrit’s sanity by saying, “overplaying karne se kuch nahi hota” when she said she had anxiety issues. Bigg Boss has been a show that has been watched by millions of people and the majority of the audience is made up of teenagers and young people.

Mental health in India is still considered a taboo and the only way to get positive attention is to educate young people about its impact. A statement like this coming from Shiv definitely makes us wonder how people still view mental health issues. Let’s not forget that Shiv is highly educated and he is also an engineer. Not only that he was also the winner of Bigg Boss Marathi. Such words coming from him come as a shock to many.

Sadjid Khan and others who saw this fight came to support Nimrit. They understood that she needed an apology and tried to explain the same to Shiv. Nimrit was broken and had a severe depression. She also spoke for the first time on the show about her anxiety issues.

At the end of the episode, many viewers and actors from the brotherhood came out to support Nimrit and took a stand. Actor Mahir Pandhi wrote a strong note articulating the emotions of the entire nation which read: “Referring to someone’s anxiety problem as ‘overplaying’ is the same as people saying depression wagra kuch nhi hota”. Kab badlegi yeh mentality, mental health issues are real.

Nimrit’s depression and Shiv’s teasing about his sanity make it clear that such situations need to be handled better. Fighting is indeed an integral part of the show, but to cross lines on a highly sensitive topic is clearly something alarming.

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