Shocking: Shama Sikander of ‘Sexaholic’ fame reveals she’s bipolar

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Shama Sikander’s never-before-seen bold avatar in Shailendra Singh’s short film, ‘Sexaholic’ released on YouTube a week back has generated immense buzz on social media. In an exclusive conversation with, Shama who plays a nymphomaniac in the film admitted that it was not an easy role to portray and it took her a while to say yes. Excerpts from our conversation.

Shama Sikander was nowhere in news for the last few years. Suddenly’s he’s back in news for all the right as well as wrong reasons. Her recently released short film Sexaholic has been applauded and she’s received rave reviews from all quarters. But now, she has made a shocking revelation.

The TV star who rose to fame with her sweet natured girl-next-door act in the mid 2000s revealed that she suffers from biploar disorder. She told a leading daily, “I was dating Alex (O’Neil – actor) at that time and he has a psychological degree. He pointed it out to me and at first my reaction was, ‘No, I am not going to a doctor. I am perfectly fine and there is nothing wrong with me’. However, he insisted that I have a condition and I should address it.”

Recalling the tough perios where she had to battle her extreme temperamental changes and mood swings, she added, “For one year I did not even know what was happening to me so, I had no idea and I just used to feel very dark, gloomy and sad. I did not know what was the reason behind this, but I felt directionless. I felt hopeless and I hope that never happens to anybody because hope is what we survive on and if we don’t have hope we have nothing.”

She’s overcome the disorder now but she still cannot forget those gloomy moments. “The feeling was so dark that I would wake up at night and start crying without knowing why I am crying. Only someone who has gone through it can understand and how I feel it is.”

Shama: After seeing Sexaholic, many people have contacted me. I am reading three scripts currently. Very soon you will hear something from me.

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