Former ‘Bigg Boss’ contestant Renee Dhyani opens up about depression; says 'I couldn’t understand what was happening to me'


Bigg Boss and Yeh Teri Galiyan fame Renee Dhyani recently opened up about depression that she faced due to her facial paralysis. The actress said that she is talking about her issue to create awareness among the public. She also opened up about hypertension and PCOD that led to facial paralysis.

“Initially, I couldn’t understand what was happening to me. I would suddenly break into tears, throw things around and yell. I was not mentally healthy, and was also harming myself,” Renee said in a statement.

The actress further added, “For an actor, her face is the tool of expression. I would cover my left profile with my hair and stopped attending events. I also started avoiding scenes where I had to shout. I was constantly doing rounds of hospitals and was even admitted several times. I was also dealing with hypertension syndrome and PCOD. In fact, there have been times when I had to call a doctor at home in the middle of the night to attend to my health woes. I haven’t recovered completely, as I still experience twitching on my face while talking."

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On the personal front, Renee was in a relationship with TV actor Lalit Bisht. But she faced a lot of pain due to her relationship. “We were friends and started dating while working on Kasam. His career did not shape up according to his expectations and I would always blame myself for it. He would also blame me during our fights. I started having severe mood swings, and would start crying without a reason during the shoot. He never visited me when I was hospitalized. In fact, he was so self-centered that he didn’t even want to know what was happening in my life. I guess, he needed space and I had to take care of myself,” the actress concluded.

Renee was a part of Roadies 8 and Bigg Boss 8 and was later seen in Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki. She is currently playing the role of Beauty in Yeh Teri Galiyan.

Source: Bombay Times