Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar is back with yet another season of his infamous talk show, Koffee With Karan, and this time, not just the celebs gracing his couch, but the host himself will also be seen spilling some hot beans about his life. In the very first episode, KJo confessed to Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh of going through a bout of depression.
Koffee With Karan 8 premiered on Thursday and the first ones to grace the couch in the new season were none other than Bollywood power-couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh.
During the episode, KJo was seen lauding Deepika for being vocal about her mental health issues, and revealed that he too was going through a low phase and he understood it only when he recently suffered a breakdown at a public event.
Karan Johar opens up on anxiety attack
KJo was seen sharing with Deepika and Ranveer that he suffered a massive mental breakdown during the launch event of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC), which was held in April this year.
The filmmaker stated that he was all decked up when he arrived at the venue and was mingling with people, but it was then that he suffered an anxiety attack and Varun Dhawan was the first one to notice it.
He shared that Varun took him to an empty room and asked him if he was okay and pointed out that he was sweating profusely.
"My hands were shaking. I did some breathing exercises and I was confused if it was a cardiac arrest or what. I got out of my long and elaborate jacket and I left in half an hour. I just went to my bed and I wept. I just cried and I didn't know why I was crying," KJo shared, while getting emotional.
He added that he then consulted his psychologist who put him on medication.
KJo on Deepika's depression battle
KJo also recalled the time when Deepika was battling with depression and lauded her for coming out of it so brave.
During the episode, he told Ranveer that many years ago, he saw Deepika break down during a helicopter ride while they were returning to Mumbai from Alibaug after celebrating Shah Rukh Khan's birthday.
Deepika was then seen sharing with KJo how Ranveer always stood by her and supported her during her lows, despite not fully understanding her state of mind.