Agastya Nanda discusses battling with anxiety while filming ‘The Archies’ says, “I used to be quite anxious”

On sister Navya Naveli Nanda’s ‘What The Hell Navya’ podcast, Agastya Nanda revealed that he suffers from anxiety and was nervous about his debut. He also mentioned that he turned to religion for help dealing with it.

Agastya Nanda made an unexpected revelation while appearing on his sister Navya Naveli Nanda’s talk show, ‘What The Hell Navya’. In front of his mother, Shweta Bachchan and grandmother, Jaya Bachchan, the actor stated that when he began working on ‘The Archies’, he was going through a difficult period.

Agastya made his acting debut in Zoya Akhtar’s directing film ‘The Archies’, as Archie. Agastya revealed on Navya’s podcast that he suffers from anxiety and is apprehensive about his debut. He mentioned that he turned to religion for help dealing with it.


He stated, “I was a very anxious person, and I say that because I went through a particularly horrible period of it. I used to be quite anxious. When you’re living in a world with so much going on, you do one thing that grounds you. And I believe our generation is quite nervous. Because we’re accustomed to receiving stuff instantly. We have lost our patience and confidence. We’ve lost faith that things will work out or that everything will be OK since we’ve grown accustomed to certainty.”

Agastya then explained how spirituality helped him, saying, “I know you will laugh at me, but I grew deeply devout and spiritual. And it happened naturally. It simply gives you something to believe in that is beyond your control,” he explained.

“When I first started acting and shooting my first film, I was thinking, ‘I don’t know what I’m going to do, if I’m going to perform well, if people will like me, or if they’ll think I’m horrible’. There are numerous things. I did my best, and I said, ‘God, I leave it up to you’. I have to have faith in something greater than myself. Whoever you believe in, be it God or energy,. If you simply pass on that weight, it relieves you’.