Amitabh Bachchan’s refusal to comment on Kathua and Unnao rape case has led to a variety of reactions. At the launch of song “Badumbaaa” in Mumbai recently, Amitabh was asked to comment on the big issue considering he is the brand ambassador of the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ movement.
Choosing his words wisely, Big B said, “Mujhe uss vishay par charcha karne mein ghinn aati hai. So uss vishay ko uchhalo mat (I feel disgusted to even discuss this issue. So, please don’t bring this up. It is terrible to even talk about it).”
Well, this comment didn’t goes well down with many people and one of them is filmmaker and actress, Pooja Bhatt. She took to her Twitter account and indirectly called out Bachchan as she wrote, “I can’t help being reminded of a film called #Pink. Can our images on screen please be reflected in reality?”
— Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) April 20, 2018
However, people decided to troll Pooja instead and reminded her of her battle with alcoholism to bring her down. Pooja didn’t take all those comments lying down and slammed the trolls in her own manner.
A ‘recovering’ alcoholic & proud of it!In a country where people don’t even acknowledge they have a drinking problem,let alone discuss it I am grateful to stand away from the crowd that considers holding your frailties to light shameful. #485dayssober ?? pic.twitter.com/xDDFW0rD2j
— Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) April 22, 2018
Pooja won her battle with the bottle last year and she celebrated nine-month of sobriety with her fans on Instagram by posting a nine-month old picture of herself. In another post, she posted some screenshots of her debut film, Daddy, and talked about the irony of having ‘saved’ an alcoholic father in the film only to battle with alcoholism herself.
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
‘Daddy’ was commissioned by the national broadcaster, Doordarshan. Brave of them considering the inherent theme was alcoholism, a topic still considered taboo in our country.The fact that ‘Daddy’ was rooted in my father’s alcoholism is no secret. He himself has openly spoken about it, time and again. But who would have thought that the girl who saved her father from sinking into an alcoholic abyss in her first film would someday have to fight long and hard to prevent herself from drowning as well? Life is stranger than fiction and comes full circle. But it also gives you the opportunity to rewrite your narrative. You just have to be courageous enough to do it yourself. #Daddy #debutfilm #maheshbhatt #anupamkher #rajzutshi #poojabhatt #doordarshan #autobiographical #filmfromtheheart #relevant #relevantcinema #stilltopical #lifecomesfullcircle #alcohol #alcoholism #bustthestigma #sobriety #sobrietyrocks #sobrietyrockstars #onefromtheheart
Pooja Bhatt has featured in films such as Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin and Sadak. She directed her first film Paap, which released in 2003. She is currently making the sequel of Sadak, which will retain Sanjay Dutt from the original cast.