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Kirti Kulhari shares depression struggle, was removed from a film: “Don't know if I was looking like s**t”

Kirti Kulhari opens up about dealing with depression and how getting replaced in a film at that time made her ‘feel like it’s the end’

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Actress Kirti Kulhari, who was recently seen in the film Shaadisthan, has recalled the time of her life when she was dealing with depression and professional lows made the situation worse.

Speaking to RJ Siddharth Kannan, Kirti revealed she was battling depression in 2009, and around the same time, she was removed from a film which affected her mental health adversely. She said:

“There was one time that I specifically remember where I was just losing everything. It was around 2009. I had bagged a south Indian film and it so happened that in my personal life, I was going through the worst time I have ever had in my life. I was going through depression. I remember when that was happening and I got this film, I went for a photoshoot for the film. After I came back from it, these guys never called me to come and shoot with them.”

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The actress shares that she was replaced overnight and it made her feel like it was the end.  

“I was replaced. I didn’t realise it then. I don’t know if I was looking like s**t but I was just so not in my elements that I guess people could just see it. I was just replaced overnight. That, in addition to what I was going through personally, just shook me up in a way… It first made me feel like it’s the end. Like, there is no coming out of this and I am going to stay here, and this is what my life is going to be. It was that scary.”

Kirti had made her Bollywood debut in 2010 with Khichdi: The Movie and went on to do films such as Shaitan, Pink, Mission Mangal and Uri: The Surgical Strike. She was recently seen in two OTT releases this year: The Girl on the Train and Shaadisthan.

In other news, Kirti Kulhari had recently announced her separation with husband Saahil Sehgal after five years of marriage.

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