Pooja Bhatt Hopes to Inspire By Penning Her Battle With the Bottle

Actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt is all set to pen down her story of fighting alcohol addiction. 

Published22 Oct 2017, 08:23 AM IST
Her Health
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Actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt will co-author a book about her battle with alcohol, which is scheduled to release in early 2018.

I would like to emphasise that it is not an autobiography. At 45, I am too young to write my memoirs. As they say in filmi terms, ‘Picture abhi baaki hai, dost’. But I can help others like me deal with their problem by talking about my journey.
Pooja Bhatt, Actor & filmmaker

Bhatt has been sober for 10 months now and says that her journey hasn’t been easy.

It hasn’t been easy but it hasn’t been too difficult either. A series of chapters in a book called life. It wasn’t planned, but we have announced the book on Bhai Dooj, when traditionally Indians have just ushered in a new year. As the Diwali lights continue to sparkle around us, please support me on this journey the way you always have through all my films.
Pooja Bhatt

Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter, Pooja found fame with roles in Daddy, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, Sadak and Zakhm. As a director, she has helmed Paap, Kajraare and Jism 2 among others. It was in March 2017 that Pooja spoke to journalist Roshmila Bhattacharya on her battle with the bottle saying, "If I didn't quit now, I'd have drank myself to the grave."

Her book will be co-authored with Bhattacharya, and will be published by Penguin India. On Twitter, Pooja expressed excitement about setting off an "arduous yet life affirming journey into my own heart".

Pooja is excited about turning author, but will her book be turned into a film eventually too? Let’s wait and watch.

(With inputs from IANS)

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