Last year television actor Kushal Punjabi’s death came as shock to the entire nation. The television fraternity was shattered along with his fans all across the country. His friend Karanvir Bohra has now come up with a series on social media where he’ll be addressing mental health issues.
Mental health is still treated as a stigma in India. People are often scared of their reputation while discussing their mental health. But ever since, Deepika Padukone started a campaign against it, a lot of celebs from TV and Bollywood has started supporting it.
In a conversation with Pinkvilla, Karanvir Bohra revealed that it was Kushal Punjabi’s sudden demise that made him come up with a series and address the importance of mental health.
“Somehow mental health has always taken a backseat in our country, but over the years with the rising number of cases leading to depression, suicide, anxiety and more has finally brought it to the forefront and given it its much due importance. While we always prioritized physical health, mental has never been given priority, and I truly feel that now is the time it should be!” says Bohra.
The Casino actor further added, “After having experienced the loss of my good friend Kushal Punjabi due to him committing suicide, I realized that such issues of the mind like depression & anxiety due to which such drastic steps like suicide are taken, need to be openly addressed, accepted and worked on. The lockdown has also seen some unfortunate suicide incidents which have definitely left us all shocked! So that’s when I began working on my ‘Kushal Mangal series, which is an initiative to spread awareness about mental health issues and how people can tackle them and help themselves to deal with them in a better manner and importantly understand how and why they occur, through my social media platforms.”
Karanvir Bohra continued, “I have been doing these live series with Reena Jabran, a neurolinguist, who has been sharing her deep insights and views on the topic as well, and together we have been aiming at doing the best we can to make people aware of mental health issues.”
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