Deepika Padukone has been honoured by the 26th Annual Crystal Award for raising mental health awareness. She is the only Indian actress to be featured on the Davos 2020 winners list. "With more than 300 million people suffering from the illness, depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability in the world today and a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease," Deepika said, after being honoured with the award.
She added, "It is therefore increasingly clear that, now more than ever before, we need to aggressively address what is an invisible and overlooked health and social burden.I am humbled and deeply honoured to be chosen for this year's Crystal Award and dedicate the award to the millions around the world who experience stress, anxiety and depression, and other forms of mental illness."
Deepika Padukone will next be seen in the Meghna Gulzar directorial "Chhapaak". The film is co-produced by Deepika and Meghna, and is based on the life of acid attack survivour Laxmi Agarwal. She also features in Kabir Khan's '83 as cricketer Kapil Dev's wife Romi Bhatia.