Kapil Sharma Talks About His Mental Health Issues That Forced Him To Cancel His Shows

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8:01 pm 25 Oct, 2017


Kapil Sharma needs no introduction and neither does his controversies. In recent years, he has lighted every home with laughter. His shows have been extremely successful and his road to humongous fame is well-known.

Also, it is a tragic fact that fame kills. The comedian has been a part of numerous controversies which has stained his image. It started with his fight with Sunil Grover and Sunil instantly left his show. This led to the decline in the TRPs.

At the same time, the actor had to cancel his shoots due to his deteriorating health as this sudden downfall deeply affected him.




Eventually, his show ended and he took the much-needed break to restore his health. Now, he is getting better and he recently launched the trailer of his film, ‘Firangi’.

During its launch, the actor vented out about his depressing phase that even urged him to commit suicide. He said,

It all triggered with panic attacks. I could not step on the stage to perform and would cancel the shoot. I suffered from anxiety and drank myself silly. I would stay locked up in the office with my pet dog. People stopped coming on the show and I went off the radar.

He opened about his suicidal thoughts,

One of my close friends asked me to shift to his seaside apartment. He thought a change of scene would be good for me. As I saw the wide expanse of sea from his balcony, I felt like jumping into it. I was depressed; it felt like the world was gunning for me.

He added that SRK and Anil Kapoor understood his situation and supported him,


SRK had to come at 7, and I was on the sets at 2 pm. But at 8, I couldn’t think I could do it. I couldn’t perform. Same happened with Anil (Kapoor) sir. They were all very supportive. They told me to rest. It was reported that they left angrily, but they returned to check on me. Then I went to Bangalore and I locked myself in a room and started drinking a lot to hurt myself. People would tell me to come out of my office, where I locked myself. To get away from all the negativity, I would drink. In the bargain I cancelled a lot of my shows.