In an interview to a popular woman’s magazine in Malayalam, Priyadarshan opened up his mind on the hard days of solitude and depression he experienced when he faced trial in the divorce case filed by Lissy.
From his words (translated from malayalam)
“During one of the days in court, Lissy said in the court that Priyadarshan time is over, he is finished. Until then I was in control of myself, but hearing this I couldn’t control myself and burst out crying loudly. It just meant I am a dead body now. It is said by someone whom I loved more than myself. I was in agony. I couldn’t lift my tongue. I went into a bout of depression. For four months I took treatment for depression. I took medication. I shut myself from outside world. Cried loudly! Finally I took a decision to get rid of this state of mind. Started watching movies! Read movies and came back to normalcy. Cinema has saved me from this dreadful situation. When I watch movies I don’t remember anything else. “