Two days ago, the news of TV actor Kushal Punjabi's demise left everyone in shock. The actor who was a part of many films including Salman Khan's Salaam-E-Ishq committed suicide by hanging himself to the ceiling fan of his residence in Bandra. Reportedly, Kushal was suffering depression due to his failed marriage and that led him to take such a drastic step. A lot of his colleagues and industry mates expressed sadness over the same. Now, actor Rohit Roy has spoken about the importance of mental health and how one must seek help when depressed.
While talking to Pinkvilla, Rohit said, "In today’s age of beautifully packaged human beings, we spend lakhs to fortify our bodies but take our minds for granted. We treat a simple viral with medication but smile through mental ailments. Sadly, in India, people, especially actors, refuse to seek help because some believe seeing a psychiatrist is frowned upon. People suffering from depression refuse to take medication or go to a therapist saying 'pagal thodi hun main', and in the process alienate themselves and become more and more lonely." (Also Read: Kushal Punjabi Suicide: Chetan Hansraj BREAKS DOWN, "His Body Had Turned Cold, I Brought It Down, Kaafi Ghante Beet Chuke The"- EXCLUSIVE)
Kushal Punjabi's funeral was held on Saturday and it was attended by stars like Arjun Bijlani, Karanvir Bohra, Chetan Hansraj and others. It was Karanvir who had confirmed his demise through a post on Twitter. The Late actor was one of the most celebrates actors of the small screen and he was a part of many big films too like Shah Rukh Khan's Kaal, John Abraham's Goal and Hrithik Roshan's Lakshya.
May his soul rest in peace.
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