‘Dangal’ star Zaira Wasim writes post on battle with depression

On-screen character Zaira Wasim, 17, who discovered popularity with Dangal and Secret Superstar, says she has been experiencing depression for more than four years, yet was pushed into a “bubble of denial”

The National Award victor opened up about her battle through an extensive post shared via social media Thursday night.

She said she has been “humiliated and terrified” to let it be known not just on account of the disgrace that runs around with the word depression yet above all in light of continually being informed that ‘You’re too youthful to be in any way discouraged’ or ‘It’s only a stage'”.