Hrithik Roshan’s sister Sunaina Roshan, who had been suffering from anxiety and depression had disappeared from the public domain owing to her disorders. Sunaina then underwent bariatric surgery and now, she is back with a boom. Hrithik took to twitter to celebrate his sister’s metaphorical change. “Now that’s what I call a transformation! So proud of you didi” reads a recent tweet of the actor.
Sunaina spoke about her struggles with depression, eating and sleeping disorders, surgery and post-treatment bliss in a recent interview with Spotboye.
“My grandfather fell ill and underwent angiography, two weeks later my brother (Hrithik) had to undergo brain surgery and then his divorce. I could not handle everything. I went into depression and started eating a lot,” Sunaina told the publication.
“Then I shifted to a place of my own and got diabetic, had a fatty liver, and sleep apnoea (a sleep disorder characterised by pauses in breathing or periods of shallow breathing during sleep). I had even developed cardiac problems, diabetes and hypertension,” she confessed.
“I had so many health issues going against me, I had to take psychiatric help. Honestly, I could not get out of bed. I would walk two steps and become breathless,” she shared.
“I then underwent bariatric surgery.I was a high-risk patient and was running out of time, but Dr Muffi, being the best in his field made the surgery super successful,” she said.
“I was 140 kg before I was wheeled in, I am 65 kg today,” she cheerfully flaunted.
Sunaina was asked if she was on anti-depressants before the surgery to which she responded in the affirmative.”Yes, I had gone into a serious depression. Imagine my state and you will understand why I was prescribed anti-depressants,” Sunanina said.
“I want to tell people that if you have weight issues, please go in for a bariatric surgery. It’s nothing to fear,” she ambitiously added.
Sunaina was then asked if her father Rakesh and brother Hrithik were scared before the surgery.
“No, my mom spoke to Hrithik and he told her to let me go ahead. I was more determined to win this battle and than I was scared. Even the doctors were slightly skeptical of going ahead because of my fatty liver,” she quipped.
Sunaina then went on to elaborate on her diet plan post surgery. “I was clearly told that I will take time to lose weight because of anti-depressants. I was eating like a maniac when I lived alone but when I shifted back to my parents’ house in August last year, I lost 50 kg in exactly one year,” she said.
“I have been gymming and controlling my diet. I should be going out for walks but I am usually busy. So far, I am walking only on the treadmill. I want to lose another 10 kg. I want to tone up more than just lose weight,” she added.
“The best compliment I received was when my grandfather was in the hospital three months ago and Duggu (Hrithik) came from the States after a brief stay and told me, ‘Who is this girl?’ I can’t tell you how I feel. I repeat, I have got a new life,” she quipped elatedly.
Sunaina further elaborated on post-surgery changes and how they have transformed her for the better.
“It feels good to be fitting into everything. To make it clear, I only lost weight because of my health reasons and nothing else. I was living on a time-bomb. I would have died 3 years ago. I was even suspected to have developed cervical cancer, but thankfully the biopsy came negative. Bariatric surgery is not about looking good, it’s about feeling good.
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