Veteran Bollywood actor Kabir Bedi opened up about the death of his son Siddharth, and how it left him ’emotionally devastated’ with ‘some amount of guilt’.
The actor, in his latest interview, spoke about his memoir ‘Stories I Must Tell’ and reflected on phases of his life, including his successes, failures, bankruptcy and even his son’s sudden death by suicide in 1997.
“Whatever I have written in the book is from my heart. I have written about my tragedies in detail as well. Nobody objected to it because whatever I have written is the truth and they know that. There is nothing to hide there,” he told Aaj Tak.
When reflecting on his ‘failures’, he said that he had his share of ups and downs, bankruptcy and many other ‘mistakes’ that he penned down in his book.
Opening up about his financial losses, he said, “I suffered great losses due to bad investments.”
He went on to add that his money problems occurred at a time when his son was diagnosed with schizophrenia. “I tried to prevent my son from committing suicide but I couldn’t and I felt guilty,” Bedi said.
Opening up about his struggle to get back in the game and find work, he added, “I would go to auditions and did not know what to do. I lost a lot of work due to that. I was emotionally devastated and from there how I built myself again is all a part of my journey.”
Kabir has spoken about his son’s death in social media posts. Sharing throwback photos with his son on the occasion of his birth anniversary, he worte, “Today was Siddharth’s birthday and just like every year a candle will be lit and a prayer will be spoken. Love and light to you all.”