“Repeat after me: Drug abuse leads to depression,” said actress Sherlyn Chopra as she took to her social media handle to take a jibe at Deepika Padukone, who was named in the Narcotics Control Bureau’s ongoing drug case.
Chopra posted a video on her handle and asked Deepika to change her ‘repeat after me’ slogan that she made popular while promoting the cause of mental health.
Referring to her social media posts from June, Chopra said, “Deepika said ‘Depression is an illness’. So can we assume that the depression she is talking about, is related to drug abuse?” She went on to claim “Global research says that 90% of depression cases are related to drug abuse. Not every depression case, but 90%. So I think that Deepika Padukone should change her slogan or update it.;’” Sherlyn even suggested some new slogans like “Repeat after me: Narcotics indulgence is a criminal offence. Repeat after me: Narco-terrorism is illegal. Repeat after me: Drug abuse is unsafe, especially for the youth of the nation. Repeat after me: Drug abuse leads to depression. Repeat after me: I will not engage in drug abuse.”
She ended her video saying, “Repeat after me: Depression is not an illness.”
Early this week, Kangana Ranaut made headlines when she took a jibe at Deepika and claimed that depression was a “consequence of drug abuse.”