However, did you know that it was Shah Rukh Khan who helped Kapil fight his anxiety and alcoholism? Yes, you read that right! During the trailer launch of his second film, ‘Firangi’, Sharma had revealed that it was SRK who had guided and helped him to get back in shape, physically and mentally.
He had said, “I could not step on the stage to perform and would cancel the shoot. I suffered from anxiety and drank myself silly. I would stay locked up in the office with my pet dog. People stopped coming on the show and I went off the radar. One of my close friends asked me to shift to his seaside apartment. He thought a change of scenery would be good for me. As I saw the wide expanse of the sea from his balcony, I felt like jumping into it. I was depressed; it felt like the world was gunning for me.”
Elaborating further about slipping into depression, Kapil added, “I used to travel a lot for my film. Almost 7-8 hours used to go in it. And the media used to tell so much about me that I’m an alcoholic and all. I never had a PR to control all the image bashing. Then, there is Twitter and all this pressure. Now, I am impulsive – that’s just the way I am. I can’t do anything about it. However I may be, one thing is certain that I am a complete pure-hearted soul. All this negative publicity had put me in depression.”