Dia Mirza
Dia Mirza attending Banega Swachh India Cleanathon function.Varinder Chawla

Bollywood actress Dia Mirza suddenly broke down during a discussion on climate change in the pink city Jaipur. "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.

When asked what made her so 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."

The RHTDM actress referred to the death of American basketball icon Kobe Bryant who was killed along with his teenage daughter in a helicopter crash in California.

Kobe Bryant's death disturbed her

"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.

Kobe Bryant and his 13-year old daughter Gianna Maria Onore Bryant were among the nine people killed when a helicopter they were travelling in crashed amid foggy conditions and burst into flames in the hills above Calabasas.