Actress Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia, a well-known face in the television industry, has always been vocal about her mental health issues. Being an actress who has acclaimed a lot of fame in such a short span, has never shied away to open up about these issues that have actually affected her. In the recent episode of Bigg Boss 16, Shiv Thakare and Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia had an ugly spat.
The conversation reached a point where Shiv started to mock Nimrit’s mental health by saying, “overacting karne se kuch nahi hota” when she said she has anxiety issues. Bigg Boss has been a show that has been watched by millions and majority of the audience are teenagers and youth.
Mental health in India is still considered a taboo and the only way we can draw positive attention towards is by educating the youth about its impact. A statement such as this coming from Shiv definitely leads us to a question as to how people still perceive mental health issues. Let us not forget that Shiv is highly educated and is an Engineer too. Not only that he has also been the winner of Bigg Boss Marathi. Such words coming from him do come as a shocker to many.
Sajid Khan and others who saw this fight came in support of Nimrit. They understood that she needs an apology and tried to explain the same to Shiv. Nimrit was shattered and had a severe breakdown. She also opened up for the first time in the show about her anxiety issues.
As the episode came to an end, many viewers and actors from the fraternity came in support of Nimrit and took a stand. Actor Mahir Pandhi wrote a strong note articulating the emotions of the entire nation that said, ‘Referring to someone’s anxiety issue as ‘overacting’ is the same as people saying depression wagra kuch nhi hota. Kab badlegi yeh mentality, Mental health issues are real.’
Nimrit’s breakdown and Shiv’s mocking over her mental health clearly highlights the fact that such situations need to be tackled better. The fights are indeed a part and parcel of the show but crossing lines over a very sensitive issue is clearly an alarming thing.