Diganjana Suryavanshi recently posted a 1-minute video shot in black and white colours in which she narrates a poem about mental health. Digangana herself wrote a short poem on mental health to help spread awareness around mental health. Through this short film, Digangana attempts to break the stigma around mental health.
The short video, taken in a single-shot, was filmed by her father Neeraj Suryavanshi while video editing and online promotions are being handled by Media Tribe Agency. The Hippi actress penned a long note to go along with it, in which she details on the importance of paying attention to mental health along with physical health during the pandemic.
Talking about the idea behind the short film, the actress says, “I agree with all mental hassle and honestly, nobody should be guilty or ashamed of feeling any of this but I don’t agree that there is no solution to it and you will have to live with it or struggle with it all your life! I absolutely don’t agree with that and that’s exactly why I thought of making this short film, which accepts all these struggles and feelings with grace, dignity, and vulnerability but powerfully says at the end that there’s a way out of it, only if you believe in yourself! Depression is a momentary reality, not the constant of our lives”.
She writes, “I strongly believe that mental health is the driving force behind all our decisions, actions and our happiness. Simple thoughts that make really big differences! This lockdown, COVID 19 situations around the world, conversations around it have been depressive and this word “Depression” has really been hitting my mind, and I’ve been thinking about it.
How I look at situations is always trying to see the brighter side of everything as I believe that keeps me motivated, healthy and happy, of course, there’s a reality which can be very harsh sometimes but I’ve always dealt with situations with positivity as I believe “all shall pass by”. I agree to all mental hassle and honestly, nobody should be guilty or ashamed of feeling any of this but I don’t agree that there is no solution to it and you will have to live with it or struggle with it all your life!
I absolutely don’t agree with that and that’s exactly why I thought of making this short film, which accepts all these struggles and feelings with grace, dignity and vulnerability but powerfully says at the end that there’s a way out of it, only if you believe in yourself! I strongly advocate for facing our feelings so we can resolve these issues.. If your life has got you in a bad phase or space, that’s only because your life is well aware that you have the potential to overcome that, so take it as an experience! Depression is a temporary reality, not the constant of our lives! Don’t let yourself drown in the despair of depression! No matter how ugly and dark it gets… your simple thought of self-help or seeking help can heal everything!”
While a lot has been said and done about physical health during this pandemic, not much has been spoken about mental health and even domestic abuse that many put up with during the lockdown and isolation. However, the last few months have seen a rise in awareness about such topics, with even stars speaking up about the same. Actress Digangana thanked the entire team for working hard on this awareness project shot and released during the pandemic
Digangana Suryavanshi, who was last seen in Valayam film opposite to actor Harish will soon be seen in Seetimaarr, which also stars Gopichand and Tamananah in the lead roles.