Mahesh and Pooja Bhatt launch residential recovery program for drug addicts

How addiction complicates life, when both of them narrated the story of their pain and recovering from that pain, then themselves also became emotional.

MUMBAI: Did you know that Bollywood’s legendary director Mahesh Bhatt and his actress daughter Pooja Bhatt were victims of drug addiction and both of them have been able to overcome the habit of alcohol due to their strong will and an emotional incident. When the drug de-addiction center “Sarparan” was inaugurated in Pune, adjacent to Mumbai, Mahesh Bhatt and Pooja Bhatt were present here as chief guests. He not only emphasized on the need of rehab center like Samarpan here but also told the complete story of recovering from addiction which will act as an inspiration and motivation for all the alcoholics. How addiction complicates life, when both of them narrated the story of their pain and recovering from that pain, then themselves also became emotional.

People suffering from mental illness and drug addiction usually find themselves unable to face the challenges that life gives them and hide in their own personal shell. Withdrawal affects social skills, professional performance the most and puts tremendous pressure on family relationships. Given the size of India and the diversity in its population coupled with the urgent need for mental health, there is an urgent need for a well-maintained and well-funded rehab center such as Samarpan to intervene and bring about change at this juncture. the wanted.

Chief Guest Mahesh Bhatt and Pooja Bhatt launched the Liquor and Drug Eradication Center “Samarpan” near Pune. Here Guest of Honor Narendra A. Baldota, who is the Chairman and Managing Director of Baldota Group. Mahesh Bhatt, Pooja Bhatt and Narendra A. Baldota cut the ribbon for the official launch.

Eminent psychiatrist Dr. Azhar Hakim shared the initiation of Samarpan and the services and treatment provided to patients as part of this initiative. Martin Peters gave information regarding the establishment of the World Class Rehab Program. In this 28-day program focused on de-addiction, clients will stay at this rehab center near Pune, where they will recover in a modern and spacious location.

The dedication is built in a colony style architecture that reminds you of Scotland, it offers you all the modern amenities and it is situated in a very beautiful environment away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Mahesh Bhatt said that dedication is a new light of hope. Even after reaching the heights of success and fame, I felt a sense of emptiness, and I became addicted to alcohol. But one day when my second daughter Shaheen was born, I came home after drinking alcohol. I remember holding my daughter in my arms, she turned her back because my mouth smelled of alcohol. And that one moment changed my life. It’s been 34 years since then, and I haven’t had a sip of wine. When I was shooting for Daddy, I once thought that I should be drinking, no one will know. But then a voice came from inside that you will lie to the world, you can lie to that little girl, but how will you lie to yourself. So to get rid of alcoholism, you have to take steps yourself, and have a strong intention. I am very happy that Narendra Baldota started a center like Samarpan.

Dr. Rahul Bajpai, COO of Samarpan, invited me and Pooja to inaugurate the event, not because we are celebrities, but because we have recovered from addiction. A pearl shines only through pain. I congratulate all the people associated with it for starting a facility like Samarpan.

Pooja Bhatt said that usually people present me as an actress, filmmaker and activist. But I want to say that people say that Pooja Bhatt has recovered from alcohol addiction. People remember me because of the movie Daddy in which I played a girl whose father was an alcoholic. In real life, a message from my father Mahesh Bhatt changed my life. I was an alcoholic and Bhatt sahib messaged me that if you love me then you should love yourself. That day I got emotional and gave up alcohol.

Understanding the mental health and needs of those facing drug addiction, “Sarparan” emerges as a ray of hope. Samarpan is India’s first rehab center that covers de-addiction, mental health and wellness services.

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