Mumbai: Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone won the 26th Annual Crystal Award for spreading awareness about the importance of mental health.
“With more than 300 million people suffering from the disease, depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability in the world today and a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease. It is therefore increasingly clear that now more than ever. We need to aggressively address aggressive and overlooked health and social burden, “said the actor, who has been on the issue for a long time.
Padukone said, expressing her gratitude for the award I received, saying, “I feel extremely humbled and honoured to be selected for this year’s Crystal Award and dedicate this award to those millions of people around the world who experience stress, anxiety and depression and other forms Mental illness.”
Padukone started giving her opinion on the importance of mental health in June 2015 through her foundation ‘The Live Love Laugh Foundation (TLLLF)’.
Through the program, the actor launched nationwide awareness as well as disastrous campaigns. The foundation raises awareness about mental adolescent mental health disorders and organizes training sessions, research and lecture series that facilitate some of the most known thinkers and recipients.
On the front of work, Padukone will be seen in her next ‘Chhapaak’. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the movie is based on the real-life acid attack survivor of Laxmi who was attacked allegedly by a spurned lover in 2005 at the age of 15.
‘Chhapaak’ is being co-produced by Deepika and Fox Star Studios and marks her production debut. The movie is set to hit theatres on January 10, 2020.