Pooja Bhatt

Intoxicated! My battle with the bottle
Pooja Bhatt with Roshmila Bhattacharya

Pooja Bhatt is an actor, director and award winning producer. Roshmi Bhattacharya is entertainment editor at Mumbai Mirror.

A Bollywood star’s journey to sobriety On Christmas Eve 2016, Pooja Bhatt decided to quit alcohol following a conversation with her father, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, in the course of which she told him that she loved him, and he responded, saying, ‘If you love me, love yourself, because I live in you.’ She promised him that she would be the best ‘me’, then wondered if drinking the night away really amounted to loving herself.

The resounding no that came from deep within made her hit the pause button on an aimless roller-coaster ride crowded with undeserving strangers, vacuous conversations, negative energy and an increasing restlessness. And so, on 24 December 2016, Pooja pulled the plug.

This tell-it-as-it-is book is a searing, heartfelt chronicle of Pooja’s year-long journey to sobriety and becoming the best possible version of herself.