Despite being surrounded by millions of fans, stars often lead lonely lives. They are glorified while at the peak of their careers, and brought down when their movies fail. The perks of earning a lot of money – for many at a very early stage itself – along with the constant struggle for stardom and the loneliness that comes with it, often lead to stress and depression. While some find ways of countering this, others fall prey to substance and alcohol abuse. The many lost lives of Hollywood are testimony to this.
While Bollywood has never been quite open about the skeletons in its closet, some of its actors have spoken out about their battles with drugs and alcohol. These actors have gone through rehab and have led substance free lives since, advocating against its use. We take a look at some Bollywood stars, their struggles with alcohol/drug dependence, and the tales that they have lived to tell:
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