Actor Kabir Bedi has experienced several paths of life and he has also seen several highs and lows in his relationships, marriage, divorce and more. Now, during a recent media interaction, the actor opened up about his memoir ‘Stories I Must Tell’ with author Meghna Pant. The actor recalled his turbulent relationship with Parveen Babi and his late son Siddharth. He said, “In the chapter on my son, I went into the issue of mental health in depth. But it is actually the story of a father trying to prevent his son from committing suicide."
Trying to hold back his emotions, Bedi said, “It moves people to tears but I had to remain unmoved while writing it, as I relieved the things I had made peace with. I had to reopen those scars to write about how things panned out. My book is not written as a series of lessons--that could be another book--it is the reality of what happened,” as quoted by ETimes.
In a previous interview, Kabir Bedi had revealed that his son Siddharth Bedi, battled with schizophrenia. The veteran actor shared that the family struggled to figure out what was wrong with their son and it took them three years to come face to face with his schizophrenia diagnosis. He also recalled how Siddharth had a violent breakdown on Montreal streets and was controlled by as many as eight policemen.
Kabir Bedi was at his affable best as he added, “I wanted my readers to be thrilled while reading it. The effort wasn’t to have any heavy debates on the issue but it is a microscope on a problem that is seldom spoken or discussed because I was willing to share my vulnerability, pain, and experience. That’s how those chapters came about.”
Kabir and his family lost Siddharth to suicide in 1997 and in a previous interview with Bollywood Hungama he said that no matter how hard he tried, the 'guilt is enormous' and mentioned, ‘In the end, I lost, he chose to go'. Kabir Bedi in his autobiography—‘Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Life of an Actor’, opened up about the highs and lows of his life, his relationships including marriage and divorce and more.
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