Deepika Padukone & Kendall Jenner Photograph:( DNA )
Deepika Padukone was seen bonding with Kendall Jenner at the Youth Anxiety Center, New York on Tuesday night. The two posed together and smiled brightly for the cameras at the event.
Deepika Padukone, who was recently in London shooting for her upcoming film '83' was spotted in New York on Tuesday night. Dressed in a fringed Alberta Ferretti pantsuit, the actress was seen attending a fundraising event at the Youth Anxiety Center in New York.
The Youth Anxiety Center was founded in 2013 to provide support and treatment to youths suffering from depression and anxiety by methods of thorough research and clinical programming.
Deepika Padukone also met up with Kendall Jenner at the event who looked equally beautiful in an orange bodycon dress. Padukone later posted the picture on her Instagram story and wrote, "I had the pleasure of meeting this beautiful soul ... I wish you all the joy in the world and peace of mind ... always! @kendalljenner".
Padukone not only shared her history with clinical depression but opened up about the obstacles she faced before she acknowledged her situation and finally started on the path to recovery. In a video posted on Deepika's profile, she can be seen interacting with the other members at the fundraising event and talking about these struggles.
Apart from research and outreach programmes,The Youth Anxiety Center has conducted more than 75,000 treatment sessions in six years...something to be very proud of! Thank You #AnnaWintour for inviting me as your guest to this very special evening and allowing me to share my story. I wish you all the very best and look forward to supporting the centres future initiatives. As the African proverb goes, “If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far, go together”. @tlllfoundation #youthanxietycentre @voguemagazine
Deepika Padukone opened the 'Live Love Laugh' foundation in October 2015 with the aim to create awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues in India.
According to Vogue India, Deepika talked about dealing with mental health issues stating, ''That was the hardest part. To put on a front every single day like everything is okay in your life when actually that’s far from reality. You’re smiling and bringing joy into other people’s lives when you have none.”
Deepika also posted pictures from Tuesday night on her Instagram handle, captioning them as, "Mental illness has presented society with a very tough challenge... But my experience with the illness has taught me so much; to be patient for one...but most importantly that there is ‘Hope’! @tlllfoundation #youthanxietycentre"
And "last night for The Youth Anxiety Center event in New York..."
On the work front, Deepika recently finished working on Meghna Gulzar's 'Chapaak' where she plays an acid attack survivor. The movie is set to release in January 2020.
She will also be seen in Kabir Khan's '83 alongside her husband Ranveer Singh who will portray the role of Kapil Dev.