Amit Sadh talks about attempting suicide 4 times between the age of 16 and 18, feels 'life is a gift'


Amit Sadh has never shied away from standing up for the right and talking about his struggles in the film industry. Now, during an interview with a magazine on International Men's Day (November 19), Amit spoke about having suicidal thoughts between the age of 16 and 18. The actor revealed that he attempted to commit suicide 4 times. 

"Between the age of 16 and 18, I tried committing suicide four times. I didn’t have suicidal thoughts. I just went to commit suicide, there was no planning. I just woke up one day and tried and tried again and again and again. Then by God’s grace, the fourth time, the last time I did, I knew that this is not the way and this is not the end. And things changed. My mindset changed. And since then, it has evolved and the philosophy of ‘never giving up’ came in me," Amit told.

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Amit further added that it took him 20 years to overcome suicidal thoughts and called life a 'gift'. "There must be so many people who commit suicide but there are so many more people who contemplate or have thoughts about committing suicide on some dark day. For me, what marks real strength is to come out of it. I didn’t overcome it all in one day - took me 20 years! I just found one thing for sure - this is not the end. Life is a gift. So, the day I understood this, I started living it. I feel blessed and fortunate that I’m on the other side of the white light. Now I have a lot of compassion, love and empathy for people who become weak," he added. 

Amit was recently seen in Vidya Balan's Shakuntala Devi. He played a key role in the series Breathe: Into The Shadows and Yaara. 

(Source: MensXP)