Karan Johar Opens Up About His Struggle With Body Dysmorphia: Even Took Medication After Suffering From A Panic Attack

Karan Johar gets candid about his struggle with Body Dysmorphia, filmmaker reveals he even did start medication for it and got panic attacks too

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Karan Johar Opens Up About His Struggle With Body Dysmorphia: Even Took Medication After Suffering From A Panic Attack
Director Karan Johar recently opened up about his struggles with body dysmorphia in an interview with Faye D’Souza. He shared that despite the passage of time, his feelings of discomfort with his body have persisted, prompting him to seek the help of a mental health professional. Discussing his ongoing battle, Karan revealed, “I have body dysmorphia. I am very awkward getting into a pool. I don’t know how to do it without feeling pathetic. I’ve tried very hard to overcome it. No matter what success you achieve, no matter who you think you are in your own head, I’m always in oversized clothes. Even if I lose the weight, and I try very hard, I’m always battling with it, but I’m always feeling I’m fat. So I don’t want you to see any part of my body.” ALSO READ: OMG! John Wick Filmmaker’s To REMAKE Karan Johar’s ‘Kill,’ Starring Lakshya-Raghav Juyal In Hollywood- Read To Know More INSIDE 

Karan added that even when he is with his closest friends, he feels compelled to stay in his robe until the last minute before entering the pool. “Nothing has changed since I was eight. I self-body shame myself all the time. The day you feel you’re looking good…doesn’t matter what you’ve achieved. Even in situations of intimacy, I need to put the lights out. I’ve been to therapy for it. All these issues…all fester and create mental health issues. I even took medication after suffering from a panic attack.”

This is not the first time Karan has spoken about his mental health struggles. While promoting season 8 of "Koffee with Karan," he told PTI, “What happens to me or anybody else, it can happen to anybody. It doesn't mean you need a trigger, sometimes it is a result of many things, sometimes there's a trigger. When I spoke about my anxiety, it was to share a part of life that exists. That exists today as well, while I speak. I've no fear in saying that I'm on medication.” He also discussed his experiences with Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in one of the show’s episodes.

In addition to opening up about his personal battles, Karan Johar continues to thrive professionally. His latest production, "Kill," released in theatres this Friday, and he is also behind the upcoming film "Bad Newz," set to release on July 19. Through his candid revelations and successful career, Karan Johar remains an influential figure in the entertainment industry, shedding light on the importance of mental health awareness.

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