Bollywood celebrities portray a happy and luxurious life to the media and their fans. They often give details of their professional work and collaboration but keep their personal lives quite secretive.
But there are many dark secrets behind the glamorous world of the Bollywood. While some could not gather the courage to come out with their stories, there are many who were brave enough to reveal it all. While some suffered from sexual abuse, there are some who suffered from mental disorders. These revelations came out as definite shockers.
Take a look:
1. Deepika Padukone
It was indeed disturbing when the multi-talented actress, Deepika Padukone, revealed that she was struggling with depression. After psychiatric consultations and medications, the ‘Padmaavat’ actress was able to come out of it. She opened an NGO focusing on spreading awareness about mental illness and providing help and consultations to those who are suffering from depression and other mental health issues.
2. Kalki Koechlin
The Dev.D actress Kalki Koechlin revealed that she was sexually abused at the age of nine. The actress said that she disclosed her secret so that parents can teach their children openly about sex and private parts in a body. Being unaware of what was happening to her and not having enough strength to tell her parents about it, she allowed the abuse to happen to her.
3. Hrithik Roshan
The actor with the Greek-god looks had stammering problems in school that made his childhood miserable. He disclosed that he was scared to face people on account of his problem to talk to them every day. Furthermore, he told that he was bullied in school because of the condition.
4. Richa Chadha
Bulimia is an eating disorder that has plagues the Bollywood industry and the Fukrey actress revealed that she has been a victim of the problem. She was told to gain weight and then lose it. She used compulsively induce vomiting, throw up all the food and binge eat which made her hate her appearance. The unhealthy lifestyle, low nutrition and lack of sleep made her gained weight in strange ways and she started considering herself as a failure. She publicly told her story during a TED talk.
5. Aamir Khan
After seeing some harsh realities of the society of the show “Satyamev Jayate” , Aamir Khan and his team underwent group therapy sessions. The truth was so harsh to the team that they had to take help from the therapists to overcome the realities that they explored during the two seasons of the show.
6. Vidya Balan
She admitted to bribe the officials while she was getting her new house in Mumbai registered to the media. Later, she pledged on the stage of ‘bribe bandh’, to never opt for the easy way to get her things done smoothly and made an assurance to her fans.
7. Ranbir Kapoor
During an interview, Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor was asked if he had cheated on any of his love partners to which he shockingly agreed to. He said that he had cheated on his partner out of inexperience, immaturity, callousness and the advantage of certain temptations. He then told the media that he had realized his mistake after he has grown up.
Superstar Govinda is known for his jolly good nature and killer dance moves in the industry. But there is more to the story. The actor divulged that he was involved in extra-marital affair during his marriage with wife Sunita Ahuja. Unfortunately, he did not reveal the name of the other woman in life as he thought it best be kept a secret.
9. Rishi Kapoor
In his autobiography “Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored”, the actor admitted to have bought the Filmfare Award for Best Debut Actor for his film “Bobby” for Rs. 30,000. He mentioned the reason of his act to be the fierce competition prevailing in the industry during that time. He was 21 when he agreed to pay the amount in exchange of the award.
10. Anurag Kashyap
Quite like his ex-wife, Anurag Kashyap has faced sexual assault during his childhood. His abuser was 22 years old who allegedly used him for as long as 11 years. His films are based on untold dark contents just like his painful and bitter childhood which have made him a strong and successful personality in the industry.