Actor Sandeep Nahar ended his life on Monday. As per reports the actor hanged himself to death in the bedroom of his house. The late actor had shared a video on Facebook before he took the drastic and tragic step. Sonu Sood, Taapsee Pannu and Hansal Mehta talk about his death by suicide and the importance of mental health.
Taapsee Pannu: “Life is not fair to any one of us. Unfortunately some of us don’t have enough support system in life to help us through our tough times. I don’t think singling out film industry is fair as every industry has struggles of its own kind just that ours is talked about the most being in media. I hope all of us find the support system in our friends and family who help us through tough times.”
Sonu Sood: “Whenever such incidents happen I feel really saddened. Young boys and girls who come to Mumbai with dreams in their eyes ,why do they take such an extreme step? We’ve seen this happening a number of times recently . Youngsters hoping to become successful actors must not lose hope. It takes time. Hence patience perseverance hope and hard work are required. And they should keep other job options in mind, so that even if they don’t make it big in cinema they can pursue another career. Not being able to make it in cinema should not be the end of the world.And of course the producers need to come forward to offer these youngsters work. There again it’s a question of demand and supply. The number of jobs available to actors in India is far less than the ones aspiring for those jobs.Like I said the film industry needs to give the youngsters more hope , more work. And when they do get work it shouldn’t seem like a favour to them. They should be treated well . They should be strong, they should feel motivated about their career taking off.”
Hansal Mehta: “There are opportunities for new actors.But as studios/producers/directors we limit our thinking to the “perceived as safe” choices. It is a vicious circle. Also mental health is stigmatised and neglected both by the sufferer and by society at large. The result is that most people remain in denial until it is too late. We must recognise mental health issues and seek help. I am very saddened by this loss although I did not know him. How can we help prevent this? We must do something to help.
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