Kr­ishalni Mu­daliar, Lau­toka

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The re­cent death of ac­tor Sushant Singh Ra­jput has taken the world by storm. Re­ports about his death is all over so­cial me­dia.

Ev­ery time you scroll down or re­fresh your news­feed, there you go, Sushant Singh Ra­jput has com­mit­ted sui­cide be­cause of de­pres­sion. Ev­ery time, there is a new the­ory be­hind his sud­den death.

Ev­ery time, there is some­one new to blame; the di­rec­tors who didn’t cast him and took away the role from him or other “priv­i­leged” ac­tors tak­ing away the roles and awards that he truly de­served.

In this blame game, who is go­ing to blame the au­di­ence for not re­al­is­ing his worth as an ac­tor and as a down to earth per­son? Who is go­ing to blame the au­di­ence for not choos­ing to watch his movies over the other “priv­i­leged” ac­tor’s movies. Ev­ery one is blam­ing some­one who holds more au­thor­ity and hat­ing them, but who will hate us? Sud­denly now ev­ery­one is re­al­is­ing what de­pres­sion ac­tu­ally looks like; an ev­er­green, full of joy face. Sud­denly ev­ery­one wants to post about be­ing there for each other, be­ing a lis­tener and a help­ing hand for those who are suf­fer­ing from de­pres­sion.

Ev­ery­one is say­ing to call them at any­time you want; they’d ac­tu­ally an­swer now. Now ev­ery­one is call­ing and mes­sag­ing their long lost friends. Ev­ery­one is check­ing up on each other and want­ing to know more about their lives.

The ac­tor’s death has truly left ev­ery­one in deep thought. His death has made ev­ery­one re­alise that de­pres­sion does ex­ist and it makes one more vul­ner­a­ble to mak­ing a wrong de­ci­sion.

I urge you all to talk to some­one if you ever feel low or feel un­wanted.

Al­ways re­mem­ber that you are wanted and peo­ple would rather lis­ten to you all day talk about your prob­lems than see you mak­ing a wrong de­ci­sion.

A kind re­quest to all, please lend a lis­ten­ing ear to all your friends and fam­ily and if you see a change in be­hav­iour, con­front them and talk to them be­cause ev­ery­body needs some­body to talk to.

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