Bollywood actress Dia Mirza rarely shows emotion . But the actress stunned her audience as she broke down during a discussion on climate change at the Jaipur Literature Festival .
“Don’t hold back from being an empath. Don’t be afraid of shedding your tears. Feel it, feel the full extent of everything. It’s good. It gives us strength. It does. And this is not a performance,” she said, refusing to take a paper napkin when offered.
On being asked later about what made her emotional, Mirza said, “My day started really well yesterday… At around 3 (early morning), this news alert came on my phone for a very big player, NBA player, who I followed for a while.”
She was referring to the death of American basketball icon Kobe Bryant who was killed along with his teenage daughter in a helicopter crash in California.
“His chopper crashing in California disturbed me. It really upset me. There are different things that upset us on different days, but we take care of ourselves. I was overwhelmed because my blood pressure was low,” she added.
#WATCH Actor Dia Mirza breaks down while speaking at the ‘climate emergency’ session during Jaipur Literature Festival; she says, “Don’t hold back from being an empath”. (27.1.20) pic.twitter.com/fyAgH3giL9
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