Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu Grover supports actress and Bigg Boss 13 contestant Arti Singh, who has been trolled on social media after talking about mental health openly on the reality TV show.
The recent episode of Bigg Boss saw Arti Singh having a panick attack after she got into an argument with Paras Chabra and Mahira Sharma. While some contestants mocked her serious condition, some helped her calm down. Twitter also had mixed reactions.
Singh put out a post on the social media platform Instagram, urging people to talk about mental health issues rather than troll the sufferer.
Commenting on the post, Bipasha wrote: "It's sad that in our country so many educated people have a lack of awareness on mental health. You can't stop living your life if you have some issues. You need to be brave and face them and that is exactly what Arti Singh is doing. Anyone in the house or outside who is making a joke or mockery out of this is insensitive. In today's day and age, this topic cannot be taboo."
"Support is what people need to overcome this. Finally, it's one's own battle. Please, we should be human and kind to all," added the actress, who was last seen in the movie 'Alone' in 2015.
Here are some of the tweets:
Anxiety attack is something which most of youth in our country suffer. Where depression is considered to be a taboo in our country. Most people end their lives in this process. Why not be vocal and speak up. MENTAL HEALTH IS REAL— Ayesha?//ArtiKiArmy (@ayesha_kajahaan) November 27, 2019
#WeStandByArti @ColorsTV @BiggBoss