Randeep Hooda Talks About Suffering From Depression Due To Lack Of Work, Remarks, 'Had Zero Money'

Randeep Hooda shed light on the lowest phase of his career and revealed how he slipped into depression over lack of work and financial setbacks.


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Randeep Hooda Talks About Suffering From Depression Due To Lack Of Work, Remarks, 'Had Zero Money'

Randeep Hooda is one of the most promising actors in the film industry. The talented actor has charmed his way into the hearts of the audience with his exemplary performances and grounded personality. Moreover, he has also garnered a lot of limelight for his heartfelt contribution and hard work towards society, as time and again, Randeep is seen helping out the needy. In his personal life, the actor got married to his ladylove, Lin Laishram in 2023.

Randeep Hooda talks about impact of financial setbacks in his life and career

In an interaction with The Humans Of Bombay, Randeep Hooda reminisced about a time when he underwent massive financial setbacks and rocky challenges as he ran out of work. The actor honestly remarked that out of the 23 years of his career in the film industry, it has been almost in a total of 11 years when he was out of work. Adding how he ended up selling almost all things in his home to make a living, Randeep narrated:

“11 years out of these three 23 or so odd years I have not been on the set even once a year. Many times I had zero money and I didn't know what I am going to do next. I sold everything in my house, car, microwave and everything but I neve sold my horses. There is an Arabic saying ‘Apni tankha badhao, karcha kam karne se kuch nahi hoga.”

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Randeep reveals how even in dire need of money, he wasn’t able to sell of his horses

For the unversed, Randeep Hooda is fond of animals, especially horses, and has a few of them in his home. Moving further in the conversation, he revealed that back at a time when he had sold off almost all tangible things in return for money, it was one of his horses, Ranji, whom he wasn’t able to sell. Elaborating on a particular incident, he said:

“Once, I sold my horse Ranji for a dear some of money and I just couldn't take it. I returned the cheque and got my horse back.”


Randeep divulged slipping into depression when his ready-to-release projects got delayed

Moving forth in the conversation, Randeep Hooda revealed that many a times, a handful of his films and projects would get shelved, even though he was all prepped and ready for the same. He took the example of his film, The Battle Of Sarhagarhi, which had a delayed release, leaving him to sink bouts of depression. At the end of it, Randeep further revealed how he ended up taking a pledge at the Golden Temple to not cut his long Sikh hair until his next film would get released. In his words:

“Mental stamina comes from the fact that what else is there. Going through movies like The Battle of Saragarhi where I had grown a full Sikh beard for three years, prepped for Gatka and that movie didn't get completed. That was a very low time for me and I was very depressed. It was like life chopped in half because I had to leave that. I almost left Extraction for it. But then I went to Gurudwara and said sorry. Because I had taken a pledge on the Guru Granth Sahib at Amritsar's Golden Temple that ‘Sikhs have given so many sacrifices, I will not cut my Kesh till this movie comes to its conclusion.”

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Randeep talked about getting married to wife, Lin Laishram

On November 26, 2023, Randeep Hooda tied the knot with actress, Lin Laishram in the latter’s native place in Imphal. The duo got hitched following Manipuri traditional customs, something which no other film star has ever done. Previously, while speaking to ETimes, Randeep remarked that his love story and romance blossomed with Lin during the period of the pandemic in the country. Furthermore, the actor revealed that he decided to take his relationship with Lin to the next level, since both of them wanted to have children.


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