“I was in severe depression and I didn’t know"
Humaima Malick appeared on Hasna Mana Hai and spoke to Tabish Hashmi about her battle with depression and how she was able to overcome it.
The conversation began when Tabish asked humorously if she cried a lot, to which she replied that she did but not anymore.
Humaima elaborated: “I started working when I was 14 and I think that when I worked so much, and the journey that I had in life, I am still working.
“I couldn’t get to know myself much, I had gone through very bad relationships, so many ups and downs, highs and lows. I saw so much fame at such a young age.
“Observing all that, we are humans, we may be God’s favourite but a lot is beyond our control.
“I was in severe depression and I didn’t know, I kept working throughout and I didn’t dislike anything. Any small sentiment would make me cry.”
She went on to say that since receiving help, she was able to handle her emotions much better and that she no longer cried at every little thing.
Humaima Malick revealed that she had director Anjum Shahzad to thank for his intervention whilst they worked together on the drama serial Jindo.
The actress continued: “Anjum Shahzad said to me that every night I create a home out of mud and kick it every morning. It stuck with me.
“I was shooting in the desert and nobody is around you for miles. One thinks about themselves.
“That’s when I understood why these characters are so easy for me. I felt a lot, and with feeling a lot, I was not feeling what I was feeling for myself.
“To feel so much for everyone else, that where God resides within us, I didn’t consider that in my heart.
“Dr Javed Iqbal and Sir Mohammad Javed made me a better person.”
“Today, when I breathe it is with peace, and I am no longer in a state of sadness.”
Fans of the entertainment talk show said they enjoyed this episode, with many calling for Humaima to return for part two.
One viewer said: “What a lively phenomenal and energetic lady Humaima is.”
Another said: “Good episode! Tabish as usual was amazing but Humaima was also very entertaining!”