Actor and filmmaker Pooja Bhatt celebrates her sobriety and writes a heartfelt post on her social media profile, addressing her clean time and daily battle an alcoholic faces.
Pooja Bhatt shared the post on her instagram profile. She wrote, “Three yrs & nine months sober today. One more quarter and I will be four…As someone who drank openly, I chose to recover openly. I truly felt it was important to share my journey to tell others, women especially, who might be struggling that they are not alone & if I could do it so could they. Was ridiculed by some but lauded for being courageous by most. I wondered why people termed speaking openly about addiction issues courageous. And also why there is an ‘anonymous’ attached to groups that help you recover”
“I understand more than ever today that it’s because people simplify/stigmatise addictive behaviour & tend to criminalise it without attempting to understand why someone used a substance to begin with. Alcohol is a drug, and was my drug of choice. Just because it is socially acceptable does not mean it is not. I have had to make more excuses for NOT drinking in the last few yrs than I ever have for drinking-to friends, foes and ‘well’ meaning acquaintances alike. A fractured society can only heal & evolve when we attempt to ‘understand’ instead of constantly standing in judgement. When we empathise instead of vilify. Until then and even beyond, I will continue to speak from a place of compassion & truth, in the hope that there is ONE person out there I could goad to start on their own journey of sobriety and stay on their path. So help me God! #sobrietyrocks #eachonereachone #eachonehealone #onedayatatime #onestepatatime #youarenotalone”
Pooja Bhatt was last seen in Sadak 2, which also starred Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur. The film marked Mahesh Bhatt’s return as a director after 20 years.
The film received overwhelmingly negative reviews from critics who called it “terrible” and “lackluster”.