Sardar Udham’s Actress Banita Sandhu Battles With Depression Says ‘Therapy And Support Helped Her’

Recent release Sardar Udham’s Actress Banita Sandhu, who entertained the audience with her performance in Shoojit Sircar’s movie, has opened up about her mental health in an interview. The UK-born actress revealed that she was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. She said that she has been combatting depression since she was 18.

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Banita also disclosed “If I am being honest, it (depression) is something I will always battle and live with.” She also added that after she strived for professional and medical help and worked on the improvement of her mental health with therapy and the support around her, she is much better able to handle it. The actress went through depression and got better too before the pandemic hit. Hence when the pandemic arrived, Banita said that it was almost like her mental health history had prepared her for it. 

“Because I knew that at the end of the day, all my mental health and the health needs are the most basic things – which is a routine, my family, food, and being able to creatively stimulate my mind,” said Banita.

Speaking of her professional career, Banita made her acting debut opposite Varun Dhawan in Shoojit’s October in 2018. In Sardar Udham, she played Reshma, a quite girl from Punjab who witnesses the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Moreover, Vicky Kaushal plays the lead role whereas Amol Parashar plays Bhagat Singh. 

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