Director and actress Pooja Bhatt will co-author a book about her battle with alcohol. It will come out early next year.
“I would like to emphasize 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 revealed in a statement.
It has been 10 months since she has left alcohol.
“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,” further added Pooja Bhatt.
Pooja found recognition with roles in “Daddy”, “Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin”, “Sadak” and “Zakhm”. As a director, she has directed “Paap”, “Kajraare” and “Jism 2” among others.
It was in March this year that Pooja spoke to journalist Roshmila Bhattacharya on her fight with the bottle telling, “If I didn’t quit now, I’d have drunk myself to the grave.”
Her book will be co-authored with Bhattacharya and will be published by Penguin India.
On Twitter, Pooja expressed enthusiasm about setting off an “arduous yet life-affirming journey into my own heart”.