- "Things had got so bad that I was pushing people away," said Ileana
- "Things had got so bad that I was pushing people away," she added
- "After that, I got an ultimatum from him," Ileana said
Ileana D'Cruz opened up about her struggle with depression and Body Dysmorphic Disorder in September last year, in an advert for a denim brand and later, she confessed to having "suicidal thoughts" as well. Ileana, who had mentioned that depression can be dealt with by first accepting and then through counselling, added: "Now I don't look at life where I'd say: 'Oh gosh, my life's over if I don't have films any more'. My approach is that there's so much more for me to do... It (depression) really was in a way god sent... That depression and that phase in my life, as horrible as it was, was needed in a way to switch things back and change who I was as a person."
In November last year, Ileana was speaking at the 21st World Congress of Mental Health, when she said her depression stemmed from the fact that she wanted to be "accepted by everybody". This is what IANS reported her as saying: "I used to feel low and sad all the time but didn't know I was suffering from depression and Body Dysmorphic Disorder till I got help. At one point, I even had suicidal thoughts and wanted to end things. However, all of it changed when I accepted myself and what I was going through. I think that is the first step towards fighting depression."
Last seen in Ajay Devgn's Raid, Ileana's next project is Telugu film Amar Akbar Anthony.