"I Was On The Verge Of Committing Suicide," Reveals Lipstick Under My Burkha Actress Aahana Kumra

Aahana Kumra has opened up about how disillusioned she was by the culture of Bollywood and how she almost got convinced to end her life as she could not live with what she had become. Read on to know her story

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"I Was On The Verge Of Committing Suicide," Reveals Lipstick Under My Burkha Actress Aahana Kumra

Lipstick Under My Burkha actress Aahana Kumra has been around Bollywood for quite sometime. She has always been one of the few actresses who never shy away from speaking their hearts out. In an interview with Bombay Times, the actress has spoken about her struggles in Bollywood and also about the #MeToo movement.

Aahana said she was so disillusioned by Bollywood that she was almost on the verge of committing suicide. "I am a different person today. About five years ago, I was disillusioned by this culture of Bollywood, and there was no one to pull me out of it. I was on the verge of committing suicide, because this culture is so normalised by certain people. I couldn’t live with who I was anymore. I started questioning myself about who I had become. I was not what my parents expected me to be. It has taken me a lot to come out of it," she said while speaking to BT.

When prodded further about what she thought went wrong, Aahana said, "When you start working as a professional, you tend to get sucked into a group of people who do the kind of things that you are not conditioned to do. Then, you become a different human being. I will not deny the fact that I was in bad company. I had to consciously steer away from it, as I realised that it will take me down badly. There were some people from a known production house, who were part of my circle, but today, they are not my friends anymore. In college, guys were scared to talk to me, also because my mom is a cop. A guy touching me inappropriately was something I could never handle. When I came in to the industry, my principles were shaken. One day, I sat myself down in my bedroom and deleted all the blocked numbers. Till date, these people cannot contact me. These are big names! Directors, ADs, producers. I never aspired to be TV actor, but I choose to do a TV show called Agent Raghav just to retain my sanity. I told myself that I will work and make a living without letting anyone feel that ‘she is so desperate that she will do anything for work’. In this industry, people can smell desperation. They do talk like that and I have heard people say these things about me. I told myself I won’t do it anymore. I hosted Kabaddi on TV. I did everything that I never imagined myself doing."

aahana kumra in lipstick under my burkha

A Still Of Aahana Kumra From Movie Lipstick  Under My Burkha

Well, we have seen many actresses speak up in the past about having faced depression during their initial days in Bollywood. Also, cases of struggling actresses or models committing suicide have been numerous in B-Town. It's tremendous to see that Aahana picked herself up from her disturbed mental state and went ahead to give us memorable performances in films like Lipstick Under My Burkha. 

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