Saturday, 21 May 2022

Pooja Bhatt makes SHOCKING revelations about her alcohol addiction


MUMBAI: We all have our demons we have to deal with! Addictions is one of the many issues that a lot of us battle with on a daily basis! But people refrain from talking about their addictions openly. Thankfully, some Bollywood stars are breaking this norm. Pooja Bhatt, who was once an alcoholic, has talked about her battle with the bottle and how she reclaimed herself. “I want to bust the stigma attached to alcoholism in our country. Women particularly are discouraged from seeking help because it’s a matter of shame for the family. We don’t share our pain or frailties, we cover our weaknesses and it becomes a cancer.” It was a conversation between her and her father Mahesh Bhatt that urged Pooja to move away from the bottle. It is from that moment, she promised him that “from this moment I’m going to be the best `me’ I’m capable of being“

She’s gone through Christmas and New Year and even brought in her 45th birthday on February 24 without a drink. Despite of the peer pressure, she decided not to drink on her birthday; although, she did toy with the idea of taking just one drink. “But then I asked myself if I needed it, and if I did, why stop with one glass? Why not drink the whole bottle of champagne because as somebody said, `One drink is had with the enemy.’ I called my friends to my farm, we swam at 2 am, we did many fun things, but I didn’t drink,“ she said. But now she has pulled the plug and is happy about it. She added, “Luckily, I pulled the plug before it became impossible for me to stop. I’m in the pink of health except for the weight I put on because I’m now a stressful producer. But being the daughter of an alcoholic makes you four times more susceptible to becoming one.“

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