Shreyas Talpade On His Biggest Takeaway In Life Post Massive Health Scare: 'Priorities Have Changed'

Shreyas Talpade talked about the key learnings he got from life after suffering from a massive heart attack.


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Shreyas Talpade On His Biggest Takeaway In Life Post Massive Health Scare: 'Priorities Have Changed'

Shreyas Talpade is one of the most versatile actors in Bollywood at the moment. The talented artist can simply mould himself in any dynamic role, and enthral his audiences with his incomparable performances. Be it as inspiring a character in his very debut film, Iqbal to tickling everyone’s funny bones with his perfect comic timing in Golmaal, the actor has never let his fans down. Recently, he came under a lot of limelight after suffering from a massive heart attack. However, after immediate medical help, Shreyas recovered hail and hearty and resumed work as well.

Shreyas Talpade talks about his biggest learning post health scare

In an interview with The Indian Express, Shreyas Talpade opened up about the key learning he got from life, after suffering from a massive cardiac arrest, something which he wasn’t expecting at all. Reflecting on the same, the actor mentioned how at the time before his health scare, he was just dipped in work all the time and remarked working non-stop for almost 30 years. In his words:

“Till the 14th of December I was a man obsessed with work. I have been working non-stop technically for the past 30 years or so. I was just focusing on my career and that was about it. We keep saying that we try to spend quality time with our family but that doesn’t happen, your priority is work and you are running after that.”

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Shreyas Talpade remarks how his priorities in life have changed after heart attack

Moving further in the conversation, Shreyas Talpade stated that as a natural outcome of facing an unplanned health scare like his heart attack, he has now seemingly changed the priorities in his life. Unlike earlier times, he has now learnt the values of health, his family and his children above all, and work only comes at the end. Revealing how he now has started to take things slower, Shreyas added:

“Post that (heart attack) obviously the priorities have changed. Now my priority is my family, my health, and then comes work. So I feel that if you have to be here for a longer time then you have to take it easy. It is like the story of the hare and the tortoise. What I have learnt is that the tortoise goes at its own pace, consistently, slowly, one step at a time, that is all that matters. There are times when the hare keeps running ahead and then getting tired and keep resting, but I don’t think it is a sustainable way of doing things. I don’t think it works like that… You take it slow, take it easy, because there are other more important things in life that are happening around you, especially your family, your child growing up. So what happens to all those things?”


Shreyas remarks recovering from life threatening heart attack is no less than a second life to him

In the concluding segment of the interaction, Shreyas Talpade retrospected his recovery from the massive heart attack he suffered, and called it a second life. He mentioned that he doesn’t want to waste this new life, as it is an opportunity which many people often do not get in their lives. Moreover, Shreyas talked about his upcoming projects, and credited them for helping him come out of the health phobic atmosphere he has at his home.

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Shreyas Talpade once claimed he was declared clinically dead after arriving at hospital after heart attack

Previously, in an interview with the Bombay Times, Shreyas Talpade revealed that right after a few minutes of suffering a heart attack, he was declared clinically dead. It was only after multiple CPR’s, electric shocks and other medical treatments that he could be revived back. In his words:

“My heart had stopped beating for those few minutes. Deepti couldn’t get out of the car from her side of the door as we were stuck in traffic, so she climbed over me and got to the other side to call for help. A few people came to our rescue and rushed me inside. The doctors did CPR, electrical shock, that’s how they revived me. Clinically, I was dead. It was a massive cardiac arrest.”


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