Deepika Padukone was in New York City to attend a fundraising dinner for the Youth Anxiety Center. The Bollywood actress addressed the gathering at the event and spoke about the issue of anxiety

Deepika has been open about her battle with depression and also tries to help people with mental health issues through her NGO, The Live Love Laugh Foundation.



last night for The Youth Anxiety Center event in New York...

A post shared by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) on Jun 18, 2019 at 10:35pm PDT

She was seen at the event donning a fab black pantsuit by Alberta Ferretti and carried it off with the attitude of a boss. Needless to say, she looked positively stunning in her pictures which are all over the internet.

The Piku actor also ran into reality TV star, American supermodel Kim Kardashian's half-sister Kendall Jenner. Deepika shared a picture of them together on her Instagram story, where we can see both beauties smiling for the shutterbugs. Kendall looked mesmerising as always in her mustard body fit dress.  Deepika also had a a few words to say in her Instagram story: "I had the pleasure of meeting this beautiful soul ... I wish you all the joy in the world and peace of mind ... always! @kendalljenner"


The YAC was, reportedly, founded in 2013 by New York–Presbyterian Hospital (in association with its medical school affiliates, Weill Cornell and Columbia University) and spearheaded by Anna Wintour, Tory Burch, Vera Wang, Ana Pincus, and Dr Herbert Pardes. The YAC is dedicated to the treatment of youths suffering from depression and anxiety through research and clinical programming.

Deepika also shared a video where she was seen talking about her battle with depression, she captioned it saying, "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

According to Vogue India, Deepika, at the Cafe Clover, said, “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 recently wrapped up shooting for Meghna Gulzar's Chhapaak that is slated to release in January next year. The movie also features Vikrant Massey. She will also be seen in Kabir Khan's '83 alongside her husband Ranveer Singh who will portray the role of Kapil Dev.