When Honey Singh faced depression, alcoholism; Deepika Padukone, Shah Rulh Khan supported him (Details inside)
Rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh once shared his shocking untold story where he mentioned to have battled a mental illness.
Punjabi singer and rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh is currently in the news because his wife Shalini Talwar filed domestic, sexual violence, mental harassment and financial harassment cases against him at Delhi's Tis Hazari Court.
The case was registered today, August 3, before MS Tania Singh, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of the Tis Hazari Court. According to reports, Advocate Sandeep Kapur, Apoorva Pandey and GG Kashyap, belonging to law firm Karanjawala & CO., appeared on behalf of Shalini Talwar.
The Delhi Court has issued a notice to the singer to file his reply by August 28. The Court also passed interim orders favouring Shalini Talwar, restraining Singh from disposing of his jointly owned property.
A few years ago, Honey Singh shared his journey battling depression and alcoholism. He had his glory days when most of his songs were used in Bollywood films, and he also got single projects in many Hindi movies. He was the pinnacle of his career and was getting offers from everywhere.
It was not the same always; he faced rejections and went into depression and alcoholism. That causes him seen the darkest of times. He also shared how Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone supported him in the process of getting well.
Singh shares to a website about the same, "It was a terrible phase for me. A lot was going on with my mental well-being. I had become an alcoholic as well. I used not to sleep, so the disease started growing slowly inside me. It took me 3-4 months to accept that I'm not well. It was a dark phase, and I would request everyone not to hide it. Significantly, an artists is like a mirror for an audience. When we can share every bit of our lives, why not this?
He further adds, "People asked me where I had disappeared for two and a half years. So then, I felt it's important to speak up. I was unwell, and I got well. I remember making Dheere Dheere for Hrithik Roshan during that phase, and it turned out to be the biggest hit at that time."
Singh also mentioned that his family was very supportive, "The entire family and friends took care of me. Many people from the industry supported me. Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone helped me since Deepika has also been through a similar phase, so she shared a Delhi-based doctor's number with my family. They all prayed for me to get well and main theek ho gaya."
Honey Singh's latest song, 'Saiyaan Ji' released in January featuring actress Nushrratt Bharucha. It marked the fourth collaboration between the rapper and the actress who has in the past delivered hits like Chote chote peg and Dil chori