Kabir Bedi on son Siddharth’s suicide, his battle with schizophrenia, violent breakdowns
Actor Kabir Bedi talks about his son Siddharth Bedi’s suicide and his battle with schizophrenia. He shares that the family took 3 years to find out about his diagnosis but eventually lost him to suicide
Published: Wednesday,Apr 14, 2021 08:26 AM GMT-06:00
Actor Kabir Bedi has been making headlines for his upcoming autobiography—‘Stories I Must Tell: The Emotional Life of an Actor’. In his memoir, he has opened up about the highs and lows of his life, his relationships including marriage and divorce and more.
In a recent interview, Kabir also opened up about his son Siddharth Bedi’s suicide and his battle with schizophrenia.
The veteran actor shared that the family struggled to figure out what was wrong with their son and it took them three years to come face to face with his schizophrenia diagnosis. He also recalls how Siddharth had a violent breakdown on Montreal streets and was controlled by as many as eight policemen.
Kabir Bedi told Bollywood Hungama:
Siddharth was a very brilliant young man... He was exceptional in his abilities, and then suddenly, one day, he couldn't think. We tried so hard to first figure out what was wrong, and for three years, we battled these unknown ghosts, and eventually, he had this extremely violent breakout in the streets of Montreal, and it took eight policemen to nail him down. And then, the doctors in Montreal finally diagnosed him as schizophrenic.- Kabir Bedi
Kabir shares that the family lost Siddharth to suicide in 1997 and added that no matter how hard he tried, the 'guilt is enormous'. He said, “In the end, I lost, he chose to go.”