Everyone is aware of Pooja Bhatt’s alcohol addiction as the actress herself has been very vocal about the issue. Recently she celebrated her five years of sobriety where she successfully managed to abstain from the addiction. And explaining the struggle of the journey and how proud she is Pooja took to her Instagram handle and penned a long note on sobriety.
The note read, “I can’t remember a time when I’ve not been in love. With people,yes..but more so with the very Idea of love. I looked for love everywhere I went. Chased it down unfamiliar avenues in the dead of the night & even across countries,borders,continents.Have a lot of myself to attribute to the ones who loved me back & especially the ones that didn’t. I can’t blame anyone for failing me because the truth is I more often than not,failed myself. And then one day the universe Introduced me to the love of my life-Sobriety. And the need for validation from any other source ebbed. A demanding yet fulfilling lover,Sobriety breaks down your defences,bares & reveals your soul,calls out any and all bullshit,yet clasps your hand tight & ensures you make it through many uncertain nights,filling your dawn with such unimaginable light when you do the most revolutionary thing-say NO to yourself.
It’s been almost five years of this deeply gratifying relationship. One that has helped me weather many vicious storms,kept me afloat through great loss & grounded through a supposed revival of fortune & fame. There is no room for a third in my life at this point. My priority for the first time ever,is myself. My emotional health comes first. Sobriety,recovery gets first priority. And because recovery, like love, is selfish no matter what people say,my choice is clear- it is SINGLE BLESSEDNESS all the way!
On the professional front, Pooja will be part of R Balki’s thriller which also features Sunny Deol, Dulquer Salmaan, and Shreya Dhanwanthary in pivotal roles.