When Ileana D’Cruz is mentioned, the beauty and confidence she exudes are what first to comes to mind. The Actress who has been on our screens for the past 11 years has unfortunately been through body Dysmorphic Disorder. At the 21st World Congress of mental health, she spoke about how very self-conscious she was and wanted to seek acceptance from everyone. She also revealed that at one point she had suicidal tendencies and wanted to end things. Thankfully, she realized it was not right and sought help. Ileana also said that Imperfections are part of life and one should learn to love who they are. Prior to the Congress of Mental Health, she revealed this about herself during a shoot for a brand and in that she said;
“I was this very self-conscious, shy person once I hit my teens. So I was constantly picked on for my body type. The obsession started when I was about 15, my entire goal was to make sure I was accepted by everyone"As a victim and survivor of depression, she encouraged all those going through depression to seek help and not sit back because depression is real but can be dealt with. https://twitter.com/Ileana_Official/status/909698871068041216
"They told me you know that you have depression, you have anxiety, you're going through body dysmorphic disorder. There was an acceptance that almost came in immediately and I think that it is one of the biggest steps that you can take towards change or you can't move forward otherwise. I don't care if I'm gonna fail again! I just wanna keep pushing and you know you're not meant to be perfect; you're meant to be flawed."Ileana D'Cruz who made her Bollywood debut in 2012 with Barfi, has been given hits like Rustom and Badshaho.