Karan Johar has opened up about the first time he experienced anxiety. The filmmaker shared his personal experience on World Mental Health Day.
Karan Johar is a noted filmmaker and has some remarkable movies to his credit. Apart from helming films, KJo has backed several projects as a producer. He's often been subjected to criticism and harsh judgments on social media. However, Karan has always taken it in stride. Say for that matter, Karan put up a brave front by speaking about his battle with anxiety.
On World Mental Health Day, the Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani director shared a personal experience of battling anxiety.
Karan Johar talks about his mental health
Karan Johar took to his Instagram account and opened up about his 'first burst of anxiety'. The filmmaker recalled how his friend guided him to a psychologist, who helped him tackle the illness.
"Like many others I felt like “this cannot happen to me “…. We read about mental health and hear about it with compassion but somehow you never feel like it will come knocking on your door… But it can and it did…. In 2015-2016 I felt the first burst of anxiety and knew within that something was wrong… my friend guided me to a psychologist and after a series of conversations I knew what I was dealing with and addressed it medically and with a change of lifestyle…. Things got better and I weaned off the meds … (sic)," wrote KJo.
Take a look at his post below:
'This year in March, it returned...'
In the long he penned, Karan further mentioned, "This year in March this year ( I knew the trigger ) it returned and I knew I had to address it immediately…. For someone who does battle anxiety or depression “simple solutions like “ … go for a drive !!! Meet friends !! Go for a holiday …. Get a massage … these are red flag conversations to have and you must be educated enough in this zone to even offer advice…(sic)."
On the work front for Karan
Meanwhile, on the work front, Karan Johar returns with the new season of Koffee With Karan. KWK 8 will start streaming on Disney+ Hotstar from October 26, 2023.