Actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt to pen her struggles with alcohol in a book, which will come out early next year. The actress said that it is not her autobiography. She intends to help others by talking about her journey with alcohol addiction and rehabilitation. Pooja Bhatt has abstained from alcohol since 10 months.
"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 said in a statement.
"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," added the daughter of veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt.
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 this year 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."
‘I’ve kissed a lot of frogs in my life and finally met my Penguin! 😍❤️💃 pic.twitter.com/y0KarYfyip— Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) October 22, 2017
Roshmila Bhattacharya will co-author her book. It will be published by Penguin India. Pooja Bhatt expressed her excitement about setting off an arduous yet life-affirming journey into her own heart.
(With IANS Inputs)