Deepika Padukone launches first audio festival 'Care Package' on Clubhouse
Deepika Padukone has always been vocal about her struggle with mental health issues. The actress has battled depression and inspired many people to work on their mental health. Now, in her latest initiative, the actress is all set to have a conversation about caring. She took to social media to launch Care Package, which is a one-of-its-kind audio festival. It will take place on the Clubhouse app on July 20 between 7 pm and 8:30 pm.
Deepika Padukone, who started the Live, love, Laugh Foundation in 2015 to create awareness about mental illnesses and fight the stigma surrounding them, is know opening a dialogue on self-care with Care Package on Clubhouse app. Sharing the details of the audio festival, Deepika wrote, "I'm super excited to launch 'Care Package' - An Audio-First Festival that Cares! This package, curated by me, is a box full of conversations and performances from thought leaders around the world that prioritise 'Care'. Join me Today, 20th July, from 7PM-8.30PM IST on Clubhouse! Link in Bio (sic)!"
The line-up of speakers for Care Package includes Jay Shetty, Radhi Devlukia, Jovanny Varelan, Aarthi Ramamurthy (Head of International, Clubhouse), Sriram Krishnan, Paul Davison and Raghava KK. Singer Prateek Kuhad will also perform during the virtual event.
There are three themes which will be covered during Care Package Audio Festival. Titled 'My Relationship with Self-care', Deepika Padukone will conduct this session with Aarthi Ramamurthy, Raghava KK and Sriram Krishnan. 'Breathe, By The Artidote' will be helmed by Jovanny Varela. The last segment titled 'Love and Care - How is it different?' is by Deepika Padukone, Jay Shetty, Radhi Devlukia, Aarthi Ramamurthy and Sriram Krishnan.
Deepika Padukone received the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum 2020 for spreading awareness about mental health. Talking about her battle with depression, Deepika said in an interview, "There is this perception that if you have everything - fame, money, family - why should one be depressed. It is important to understand what depression is and why it happens. It is a clinical condition that is beyond your control. That's why I came out with my experience: there is a lot of stigma attached to mental illness, to seeking help and a lot of misinformation about what it is and why it happens. It was important for me to be a part of creating that awareness."
On the work front, Deepika Padukone will be seen next in Shakun Batra's yet-to-be-titled film. She also has Fighter alongside Hrithik Roshan lined up. Directed by Siddharth Anand, Fighter is going to be India's first aerial action franchise.