Pooja Bhatt. Image Source: IANS

September 16 : Bollywood and Drugs is probably the hottest topic which has plagued the nation ever since the arrest of Rhea Chakraborty in SSR Case. And now actress and filmmaker Pooja Bhatt raises poignant and much needed question regarding substance addiction that the lower sections of the society go through to overcome their pain triggered by poverty.

Pooja Bhatt just took to her social media and wrote, “Does anyone care about people who live on the ultimate fringe of society, who use drugs to make the pain of living go away? The ones who are too battered & broken to chase dreams but chase substances amidst much poverty & squalor? Anyone interested in their rehabilitation?”

Pooja didn’t stop with substance abuse, she also highlighted that depression and unemployment will create havoc, if it hasn’t already.

She wrote, “And countless others...from various walks of life. COVID-19 is going to leave millions unemployed. The pandemic has already played havoc. Depression is on the rise. People will turn to intoxicants to cope with the sheer ordeal of living. We need to help each other heal not vilify”

This comes at the time when the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Mumbai is undertaking an investigation into alleged drug use and supply in the industry that had surfaced during a probe into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

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