Ranbir Kapoor Slammed For Mocking Anushka Sharma For Taking Anxiety Medication In Old Interview

The major discourse surrounding mental health has boomed in the past 2 years, ever since the onset of the pandemic. The kind of awareness around anxiety, depression and other mental health issues that we have today was negligible in comparison a decade ago. But people have been suffering from such issues for generations.

So imagine how personally attacked they felt when someone else poked fun at their condition. I say this because a video from 7 years ago has popped up, where Ranbir Kapoor is seen insensitively making fun of Anushka Sharma’s anxiety. This was probably during the time they were promoting ‘Bombay Velvet’.

In an interview with India Today, Ranbir says, “She is the anxiety queen,” adding that Anushka has to pop pills even to have a conversation.

“She has a medical problem and a dental problem but we accept her. She is special,” he says.

Have a look at the video here:

Even if we were to argue that this was 7 years back when there was little to no sensitisation of mental health issues or the awareness of how to address it in public, to reveal the kind of medication a person is under, which is deeply personal information, and to poke fun at their “medical problem”, as he rightly says, on national television, is without a doubt deplorable.

And he is being called out for this. Have a look:

I don’t know if after this interview Ranbir Kapoor apologized to Anushka Sharma or not, but he should. And not just to her, but to the innumerable people suffering from mental health conditions who felt terrible about themselves after watching his interview.

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