For Kapil Sharma, 2017 has definitely not been a great year. The actor-comedian had been constantly hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons. In this last six to eight months, a lot has happened in Kapil’s life. The Kapil Sharma Show had gone off air after various controversies and Kapil’s ill health. While reports suggested that the comedian had taken a break from his TV show due to his ill-health, speculations were rife that health problems were just an excuse but the show had ended its run due to poor TRP ratings and Kapil’s unprofessionalism, as he had been cancelling shoots with Bollywood stars like Shah Rukh KhanAjay DevgnAnil Kapoor, among others.

While alcohol had played a massive role in ruining his career, Kapil still hasn’t been able to give up alcohol. Yes, the actor-comedian, who went to Bangalore for treatment (which was for 40 days), returned in 15 days, citing a reason that he needs to promote his upcoming film Firangi, which is all set to hit the big screens on November 24. Well, Kapil, who is on a promotional spree, has opened up in an interview with DNA on controversies that have surrounded his professional and personal life.

Speaking of his alcohol habits, Kapil told DNA, “Yes. Even after going to Bangalore, I stayed there for 15 days and they went great. They wanted me to stay there for 40 days and they wanted to control my lifestyle because I had a weakness and my food habits here were disturbed. But once I came back, I started drinking again. Again when I came back to Mumbai, to my same house, the same things started running in my mind and I again took to the bottle. Then, I realised that this isn’t the solution to it because it depresses you even further. When I keep working, I stay happy. But now, I’m busy with this film and the mixing, so now I don’t have time to do all that which is good.” ALSO READ: (Bigg Boss 11: After Hina Khan Breaks Down, Boyfriend Rocky Jaiswal Shares A Cute Dubsmash And Long Note)

He further added, “No one stops drinking, kisi ke kehne pe. But there comes a time in everyone’s life when they just give it up. Although, even at a party in Dubai, when all the actors had travelled with us, they were all drinking but I wasn’t. I didn’t even touch it and I had made up my mind. That was last November. So three months, I didn’t drink at all. Again in February, there was a lot of fog when we were shooting and dil kar padha so socha ki chalo udhar thoda sa kar lete hain. (Laughs) There were a few problems in life and 50 things were happening at the same time. The fog had delayed my film, then an artist passed away and uske upar we had to go to Australia. When a man is upset, you lose the perspective of thinking what should be done that time. I didn’t have an elder guiding me. I stay alone here, so yes, the bottle was there and I just started drinking.”