Breaking through the social stigmas, Pooja Bhatt has publicly opened up about her battle with alcohol and shared her fight against addiction. She has never shied away from discussing the topics that have concerned her. It's been five years since she decided to quit drinking and has now penned a powerful long note talking about her journey of sobriety.
Taking to her Instagram account, Pooja Bhatt shared a monochrome picture of herself and once again spoke about her relationship with sobriety and wrote how she became her priority.
Pooja Bhatt’s caption 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.”
The actress opened up about the five years since she has quit drinking and said that it has been a gratifying journey and that she is enjoying this sobriety.
“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! #sobrietyrocks,” she added.
In a previous interview, Pooja recalled the reason she went public about battling alcoholism and revealed why she didn't want to cover it up. Pooja said that she wanted people to know that it was something that could 'happen to anyone' and added that women need to be 'more open about' it.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Pooja Bhatt recently made her debut in OTT with Alankrita Shrivastava’s Bombay Begum. Before that, she was seen in father Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak 2 with Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur.
Image Source: Instagram/poojab1972