- Can laugh without the burden of being inebriated: Pooja Bhatt
- Pooja Bhatt quit drinking in December 2016
- 'Grateful to life,' she wrote on Instagram
Nine months of sobriety & a picture of a nine month old me... I am finally being able to laugh at life and myself like the way I was in the picture without the burden of being inebriated... its glorious to know that you can still gaze back at the universe with wonder,without a bottle of malt by your side! Grateful to life! #sobriety #recovery #gratitude #faith #strength #onestepatatime #onedayatatime #soberlife #soberliving #ninemonthsofsobriety #ninemonths #readytobebornagain #life #love #kindness #joy
In March, Pooja Bhatt told Mumbai Mirror that she quit drinking after her father Mahesh Bhatt's cryptic comment on her alcoholism. She said she quit drinking from Christmas 2016: "I went to bed sober. At midnight I heard the bells of the four churches ring and felt rejuvenated."
Pooja told Mumbai Mirror: "I am 45 and if I wanted to give myself 10 years of living, I had to quit now before I drank myself to the grave. I had to reclaim the sharper, brighter me which had got watered down."
"I pulled the plug before it became impossible for me to stop," she added.
Pooja Bhatt is the daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and his first wife Kiran (Lorraine Bright before marriage). She has a younger brother Rahul Bhatt and two half-siblings Alia Bhatt (also an actress) and Shaheen, who were born to Mahesh Bhatt and his second wife Soni Razdan.
Pooja Bhatt has starred in films like Daddy, Sadak and Border and she has directed films such as John Abraham's Paap and Sunny Leone's Jism 2.