Deepika Padukone shares how she maintains a balance in her professional and personal life despite struggling with mental health issues.
It has been 16 years since Deepika Padukone has been working in the industry. She made her debut opposite superstar Shah Rukh Khan in the 2007 movie ‘Om Shanti Om’ and since then, there has been no turning back in her career. Today, she is one of the highest-paid Bollywood actresses and enjoys a fan following of over 70 million Instagrammers. Ask her what the secret behind her success is, she says she is a ‘proud workaholic’.
Deepika Padukone feels she is a ‘proud workaholic’
In an interview with Vogue, Deepika expressed whether she is a workaholic or not. She said, “Yes”.
“I’m a workaholic, but I’m also in that beautiful phase now where I am a Monday-to-Friday workaholic, so I’ve found that balance,” she said.
With her ongoing struggle with mental health, Deepika narrated how she strikes the right balance between her personal and professional life. She said, “I was diagnosed with depression in 2014. Once that happens, you realize that taking care of your mental health is also work. A part of that everyday work is finding balance. I have found that balance where I am a proud workaholic but not the type where I feel burnt out, exhausted or like I am on the verge of having a breakdown.”
Deepika Padukone’s love for Ranveer Singh
Deepika Padukone and her husband, Ranveer Singh, both leading busy lives in Bollywood, often find it challenging to carve out time for each other. In the midst of their hectic schedules, Deepika reveals that they sometimes need to 'schedule' precious moments together.
“Spending time with my husband is very important to me. You have to make the time. I have to say both he and I make the effort. It cannot be one-sided. We have to schedule it. In our professions, where one of us can be travelling for a month at a time or sometimes he might have a late night and I have an early morning, there are times when we are in the same city but hardly get quality time with each other. It’s not the quantum of time but the quality of that time we have together.”