Amid the online backlash and boycott trends over Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s upcoming film ‘Pathaan’, a video is being shared on social media claiming it as visuals of Deepika Padukone getting emotional while responding to the boycott demands of her film Pathaan. This post accuses BJP of creating this hate campaign against Bollywood. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Recent video of Deepika Padukone emotionally responding to the online hate campaign against her film ‘Pathaan’.
Fact: The post shared an old video of Deepika Padukone emotionally talking about her battle with clinical mental depression. Deepika Padukone shared her story as part of the ‘Live Love Laugh Foundation’s awareness campaign on World’s Mental Health Day in 2018. The video shared in the post is old and has nothing to do with her upcoming release ‘Pathaan’. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
On reverse image search of the screenshots shared in the post, a video showing similar visuals was found posted by a Facebook user on 11 October 2018. This Facebook page published the video stating, “On World Mental Health Day, Emotional Deepika Padukone Says She’s #Notashamed.” When we searched for further sources using keywords on the internet, an extended version of the video was found published on the ‘Live Love Laugh Foundation’ YouTube channel on 10 October 2018. This YouTube channel described it as the visuals of Deepika Padukone revealing her story and the hurdles she faced while she was diagnosed with clinical mental depression.
‘NDTV’ published an article reporting about this video released by Deepika Padukone as part of the Live Love Laugh Foundation’s awareness campaign on World’s Mental Health Day in 2018. Recalling her battle with depression, Deepika Padukone said, “Waking up was tough because I didn’t want to face the day.” Further, she added, “I was extremely conscious of being surrounded by people because if I need to break down where I could do that”.
Deepika Padukone on multiple occasions opened up about her battle with depression and called herself a depression survivor. Lately, Deepika Padukone did not release any video responding to the boycott campaign against her upcoming film ‘Pathaan’.
To sum it up, 2018 video of Deepika Padukone emotionally talking about her battle with mental depression is linked to her upcoming release ‘Pathaan’.