Choti Sardarni actress Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia, who is locked inside the Bigg Boss 16 house, recently had an emotional breakdown on national television. Nimrit shared her feelings on camera as she feared of being judged by the housemates. The actress cried her heart out in front of Bigg Boss and asked him if the conversation is only between them. While Nimrit’s army of fans showered love and support, there were many other who took to social media to judge her.

ETimes TV got in touch with Nimrit’s mother Inderpreet Kaur Ahluwalia, who is a Principal at a school shared that she cried seeing her daughter’s emotional breakdown and also spoke what she thinks about people judging Nimrit.

“To be very honest, as a mother I was feeling very restless for the last couple of days as if I knew that she wasn’t doing well. When I saw her crying right in front of me on the TV screen, tears couldn’t stop rolling down my eyes. When I saw that my child was shattered, shaken up, vulnerable, my heart reached out to her, and I just wanted to go and hug her. In fact both me and my husband broke down, just seeing our child crying in the confession room. When she said that, “Bigg Boss I hope it is between both of us’’, I realised that she didn’t want anyone to judge her. I am glad she had the courage to seek help. I appreciate that Bigg Boss advised her to share her feelings with someone she was comfortable with,” she said.

When asked if she knew about Nimrit’s mental health condition, she said, “While playing the lead in the show ‘Choti Sarrdarni’ she suffered from mental health issues and was diagnosed with ‘Chronic fatigue’. She took a short break and was put on medication. Nimrit was strong and didn’t let this stop her. She bounced back and continued giving her best to the show. After a year, when she exited the show and took a sabbatical to wean herself from medication and to work towards her mental well being. Her doctors are of the view that her temporary weight gain over the past few months is a consequence of the medication.”

While taking to Bigg Boss, Nimrit asked if the conversation is between them and also how she doesn’t people to judge her. But people on social media are still doing it what’s your say?

“Nimrit chooses to live her life to the fullest and continues to work and entertain everyone in Bigg Boss 16. She has never shied away from talking about mental health as she felt she could make a difference and sensitise people about it. In fact, she herself was very much inspired by Deepika Padukone, who as a successful actress didn’t shy away from talking about the subject. On a platform like Bigg Boss, everybody and anybody judges the contestants. All those who saw her breaking down and the very fact she wanted the conversation between her and Bigg Boss and not in front of other housemates, clearly shows that she wanted help and the first step to deal with such a situation is to talk about it, to speak to someone who won’t judge you.”

She further added, “I am proud of my girl as it takes courage to come out in the open. She is a very confident, mature girl who is real and doesn’t shy away from being whatever she is. Despite whatever she has gone through in life, Nimrit is living her dream of being an actor. She is still there, strong, confident and handling herself gracefully. That’s what matters the most.:

On being asked about the comments and trolls saying that the breakdown happened due to jealousy with co-contestant Priyanka as the latter is doing well, “It doesn’t bother me what people have to say, because I know that my daughter is being true to herself. I am thankful to her well wishers and all her fans who have come out on social media platforms to support Nimrit. Personally, I feel that in today’s time so many people are suffering from mental health issues but there is a stigma related to it. We need to create awareness and try to be empathetic about it,” concluded Nimrit’s mother.

1/9When Bigg Boss 16’s Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia opened up about ‘endless days of not wanting to wake up and tears’; fighting depression and bouncing back

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  • <p>Choti Sardarni actress Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia, who is currently seen in Bigg Boss 16, has had a long struggle with depression. The actress recently opened up about the same in the house. Last year, when her show was at the peak, Nimrit took a 40-day break after a breakdown. She spoke about the same and shared how she dealt with it and bounced back.</p>

    When Bigg Boss 16’s Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia opened up about ‘endless days of not wanting to wake up and tears’; fighting depression and bouncing back

    Choti Sardarni actress Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia, who is currently seen in Bigg Boss 16, has had a long struggle with depression. The actress recently opened up about the same in the house. Last year, when her show was at the peak, Nimrit took a 40-day break after a breakdown. She spoke about the same and shared how she dealt with it and bounced back.

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  • <p>In the recent episode of Bigg Boss 16, Nimrit went to the confession room and spoke to Bigg Boss about feeling lonely and depressed for quite some days. As the Choti Sardarni actress spoke about her anxiety and depression, Bigg Boss asked Nimrit to speak in detail about her feelings to him. She shares, “Yes Bigg Boss since 3 – 4 days I have not been feeling well, I am a little claustrophobic in such a way that you know I don’t know if you have understood about my nature but I am not that person who keeps things inside me. I mean to say, at night, I am unable to sleep because my mind is very cluttered and I can feel that my brain is feeling a little exhausted. And it’s not that I am not strong, Bigg Boss I hope this conversation is between us?”</p>

    Feeling lonely in Bigg Boss 16 house

    In the recent episode of Bigg Boss 16, Nimrit went to the confession room and spoke to Bigg Boss about feeling lonely and depressed for quite some days. As the Choti Sardarni actress spoke about her anxiety and depression, Bigg Boss asked Nimrit to speak in detail about her feelings to him. She shares, “Yes Bigg Boss since 3 – 4 days I have not been feeling well, I am a little claustrophobic in such a way that you know I don’t know if you have understood about my nature but I am not that person who keeps things inside me. I mean to say, at night, I am unable to sleep because my mind is very cluttered and I can feel that my brain is feeling a little exhausted. And it’s not that I am not strong, Bigg Boss I hope this conversation is between us?”

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  • <p>In June 2021, Nimrit in a series of Instagram posts wrote about dealing with depression and how she felt back then. Narrating her experience, Nimrit wrote, “In the past few months I have come to understand how even if we may not acknowledge it, our hearts and minds can be fragile. Even when we may consider ourselves as strong, independent individuals, life can have it’s way of hitting us like a thunder bolt. I deeply understand that from where I stand, the life I lead seems picture perfect and privileged. It no doubt is. But what I do understand better now, is something I didn’t before. What we see on the outside may not be what one feels or carries in the inside.</p>

    When life hit her like a thunderbolt

    In June 2021, Nimrit in a series of Instagram posts wrote about dealing with depression and how she felt back then. Narrating her experience, Nimrit wrote, “In the past few months I have come to understand how even if we may not acknowledge it, our hearts and minds can be fragile. Even when we may consider ourselves as strong, independent individuals, life can have it’s way of hitting us like a thunder bolt. I deeply understand that from where I stand, the life I lead seems picture perfect and privileged. It no doubt is. But what I do understand better now, is something I didn’t before. What we see on the outside may not be what one feels or carries in the inside.

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  • <p>“For the longest time I struggled to understand what the constant empty feeling inside me meant. My brain churned and went back and forth on the innumerable possibilities of why I felt the way I did. On certain days I had my answers, on some days it was just utter confusion”</p>

    Struggling to understand the empty feeling inside

    “For the longest time I struggled to understand what the constant empty feeling inside me meant. My brain churned and went back and forth on the innumerable possibilities of why I felt the way I did. On certain days I had my answers, on some days it was just utter confusion”

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  • <p>“There were endless days of not wanting to wake up. Endless days of tears and raging mood swings. There were days of turning into a toddler, wanting to cling onto my mother even if she left my room for five minutes. There were days of not bathing, not brushing and just staring at the ceiling fan.”</p>

    Endless days of not wanting to wake up and days of tears

    “There were endless days of not wanting to wake up. Endless days of tears and raging mood swings. There were days of turning into a toddler, wanting to cling onto my mother even if she left my room for five minutes. There were days of not bathing, not brushing and just staring at the ceiling fan.”

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  • <p>Nimrit had written that she wanted to feel better despite the feeling of loneliness. She wrote, “Then came the days where I wanted to feel better. There were also days that were lonely despite all the love and warmth. Days that made me scared for no particular reason. And then there were days of reading and colouring. Some catching up with old friends and instances which made me go search for the old me. There was constant nudging to get myself groomed. There were days of scrabble, baking, and puzzles. Constant conversations and in and out of the hospital.”</p>

    Keeping up the fighting spirit

    Nimrit had written that she wanted to feel better despite the feeling of loneliness. She wrote, “Then came the days where I wanted to feel better. There were also days that were lonely despite all the love and warmth. Days that made me scared for no particular reason. And then there were days of reading and colouring. Some catching up with old friends and instances which made me go search for the old me. There was constant nudging to get myself groomed. There were days of scrabble, baking, and puzzles. Constant conversations and in and out of the hospital.”

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  • <p>“There were days that turned into sleepless nights. There were days of endless prayers. There were solo 5 am drives because even the house seemed claustrophobic. There were days of meeting new people and mountain climbing sessions. There were days of putting makeup on and buying new clothes. Then there were days of not fitting my clothes right and feeling unhealthy.”</p>

    Of sleepless nights, endless prayers, feeling unhealthy

    “There were days that turned into sleepless nights. There were days of endless prayers. There were solo 5 am drives because even the house seemed claustrophobic. There were days of meeting new people and mountain climbing sessions. There were days of putting makeup on and buying new clothes. Then there were days of not fitting my clothes right and feeling unhealthy.”

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  • <p>“There were days of reminiscing old pictures and care packages. There were days of reaching parties but instead crashing at 11 pm. There were days of no control and helplessness. There were days of throwing away my phone. And then there were days of sleeping to my favourite shabads. There was too much felt. Too much unsaid. Attempts of accepting. Attempts of finding ways to fix myself all over again.”</p>

    Wanting to fix herself

    “There were days of reminiscing old pictures and care packages. There were days of reaching parties but instead crashing at 11 pm. There were days of no control and helplessness. There were days of throwing away my phone. And then there were days of sleeping to my favourite shabads. There was too much felt. Too much unsaid. Attempts of accepting. Attempts of finding ways to fix myself all over again.”

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  • <p>“All along this beautiful yet strenuous process of understanding and accepting myself, I found hope. I found immense hope from my family, my psychiatrist, my friends, my colleagues and all of you well wishers out there. I understand now that we all go through certain experiences for a reason. I understand now that we all need to converse more, accept more and aid each other more. I understand now that mental health is so underrated and how important it is to talk, share and grow. And as I still depend on my medication, I feel a lot more better, a lot less anxious, and a lot more hopeful. So hang in there, for there is hope for all of us.”</p>

    Finding hope and the importance of talk, share, grow

    “All along this beautiful yet strenuous process of understanding and accepting myself, I found hope. I found immense hope from my family, my psychiatrist, my friends, my colleagues and all of you well wishers out there. I understand now that we all go through certain experiences for a reason. I understand now that we all need to converse more, accept more and aid each other more. I understand now that mental health is so underrated and how important it is to talk, share and grow. And as I still depend on my medication, I feel a lot more better, a lot less anxious, and a lot more hopeful. So hang in there, for there is hope for all of us.”

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