After Being Sober For Almost 3 Yrs, Pooja Bhatt Pens Down An Emotional Note On Alcoholism

After Being Sober For Almost 3 Yrs, Pooja Bhatt Pens Down An Emotional Note On Alcoholism

Pooja Bhatt was once a popular face on the silver screen and had dazzled audiences by her powerful performances in films like Daddy, Dil Hai Ke Maanta Nahi, Sadak, Hum Dono, and Angrakshan. However, now it has been a long time since we saw her in a movie. Pooja still continues to keep her fans updated through her social media so we do have an idea about what she has been up to in all this time. 

She recently posted a picture with an emotional note talking about her sobriety. She has opened up about being an alcohol addict a while ago too but now it is more of a celebration of staying sober for two years and 10 months. She wrote, "Two years & ten months sober today.. time to reflect on the past & absorb the now.. Kal Kisne Dekha after all? To any and all of you who are battling your demons & grappling with addiction issues, know that you’re not alone. If I could do it, you can too. And if you flounder or fall, pick yourself up and keep going.. the rewards are multiple in more ways than one!"

Talking to News 18, Pooja Bhatt had opened up earlier about this tough time in her life too. She said, "It is not alcohol you are addicted to, it’s the absence of absence." 

"I stopped drinking by first acknowledging that I had a drinking problem. Because you are a woman and you live in a society where they are always taught or forced to brush things under the carpet", further explained the star.

"We tend to bury this shameful habit that we have of covering it up and say, ‘Oh, we don’t have a problem, it is somebody else’s and I am not that drunk’. All of us somewhere are lonely. Some expect a man to find the answer while some find it easily in the bottle of alcohol. It seems very gratifying, it pulls you and before you know it, you are down the rabbit hole and it is difficult to come back", said the Jism 2 director. 

If we talk about work then Pooja will be seen on the big screen after 18 long years. She is acting in her father Mahesh Bhatt's film Sadak 2 which is a sequel of Sadak. 

Battling addiction is a daily struggle be it drug addiction or alcohol. Abusive substances can take over your life and can give you an easy escape from reality. We're so proud of you Pooja that you're going through this journey with such strength and opening up about the same so that awareness is created. More power to you!


POPxo is now available in six languages: EnglishHindiTamilTeluguMarathi, and Bangla.