Heeramandi actor Jason Shah opens up about battling sex addiction: ‘It is not easy’ | Bollywood

Jul 11, 2024 03:46 PM IST

Jason Shah said that despite the difficult journey to overcome the addictions, he is thankful to God and his grace that helped him get through that time.

Heeramandi actor Jason Shah disclosed that he was addicted to sex, alcohol and women. In a podcast interview on YouTube channel Shaardulogy, Jason opened up about his various addictions and said that the journey was ‘difficult’ and that some of his ‘worst decisions were made when it felt good.’ (Also read: Jason Shah on Sharmin Segal’s performance in Heeramandi: Sanjay Leela Bhansali kept telling her to act from the heart)

Jason Shah recently played a British officer in Heeramandi.
Jason Shah recently played a British officer in Heeramandi.

What Jason said

During the interview, Jason got candid about his journey with addiction and how he came out of it, and said, “It was alcohol. I was smoking about two and a half packs a day. I can definitely say I was addicted to women. It was a sex addiction which was very difficult for me. I think it was one of the bigger ones to leave.”

‘It is tough because you have to say no’

When the actor was asked how he came out of it, Jason said, “God is so good and his grace is so sufficient for me that his love just overrode everything. It’s not easy, it is tough because you have to say no. There’s that funda that if it feels good, do it. But I have realised that that is probably the worst advice that you could give anybody. From my life, I would say, my worst decisions were made when it felt good. What I say now is, if it feels good, think about it.”

Jason said that he tasted success after doing Jhansi Ki Rani, when there would be so many people, even policemen, who would recognize him and praise his work. He also shared that he has been lucky in a lot of ways, and that went on to realize that fame, money don’t matter because they are there for a moment and then they are gone.

Jason garnered praise for his work in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Heeramandi. The series showcases the clash between the courtesans of the red-light district of Heeramandi in Lahore and the officials during the British Raj. A second season of the show was announced last month.

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