Sunday, 16 October 2011

Living The Straight Edge Life Style ...

Hello once again My friends. Thank you for the lovely comments and appreciation for My last Blog entry. People said that My Blogs are very simple, honest and innocent. Well, I hope I keep that same spirit in all of My Blogs.  Before we go ahead, we will do the weekly round-up. I must first say that My Film LOOT is slated for release on the 4th of November and I request you all to go and watch it as it is a complete masala entertainer. Secondly, I am having a blast on the Sets of TUKKAA FITT! I am working with an amazing crew and the chemistry between Me and Hiten Paintal is working wonders! He is a very funny guy and a superb Actor! And all the thanks goes to My Director Shawn Arranha who is by far the coolest Director I have ever worked with! My Producer, Premal Goragandhi is leaving no stone unturned and is doing a great job as well! And just a while back, I heard that My Buddy, Celina Jaitley is expecting twins! I congratulate her with all of My heart! She deserves all the happiness in the world! And before I started writing this, I deactivated My Account on Facebook, Tumblr and Flickr. I am now only on Twitter. You must be wondering why? Well, there will be one blog for that explanation as well. And now, let us begin the Blog ... :-)

Living the straight edge life style. You must be wondering what that means. Before I say that, I must tell you what Straight Edge means. It means living a life without any addictions such as Drinking, Smoking, Drugs, Gambling, Late Nights or any other kind of abuse or addiction. Before I go ahead, I must say that I am not writing this blog to prove that I am better than anyone. No. I am dedicating this Blog to the Straight Edge Life Style because it is the best way to live your life and I hope that everyone lives the Straight Edge Life Style! :-)

I am not much of an out going person. When I am Shooting I am only on the Sets and then either in the Gym learning MMA or at Home. I hardly go out but if I do, I am always asked, 'what will you drink?' And whenever I say, 'I am sorry, I don't drink', people give this expression of shock, surprise and disbelief! They don't expect a guy from the Film Fraternity NOT to drink! They ask Me, 'you never touched a drink in your entire life?'. I say, 'NO' because I never had the urge too. Even till today I don't get it why people drink, why people Smoke and do Drugs. The most common answers I get is that they feel 'relaxed' and they 'unwind' whenever they drink. I don't know why you need any substance to do that. I am the kinda of a guy who finds that calmness in Myself by soul searching. By finding the answers I ask the questions too. God has made us in His finest creation! By doing all these things, we are just harming ourselves. Yes, I do agree that we all have our own problems and responsibilities and sometimes life does take a toll on us and we all need that 'ME' Time. But there are other ways. Remember, the Lord won't give us anything we can't handle. He has chosen all of us for a Purpose and all the difficulties we go through only make us Better, not Bitter. :-)

When I was in the States, I had a friend. He was 17 then and I was 18. Of course like every other teenager, we Both were going through our own set of problems. I used to shout and scream and cry but My friend chose the path of Drugs and before you know it, he became an Addict. His Mom and Dad were both working parents, so they couldn't pay attention to him. I tried to help him by being there for him but before I knew it, it was too late for him and after a year, I get a call from his Mom telling Me that My friend died due to Overdose of Drugs! Can you believe that? He was only 18! 18 dammit! And that was only the start. His Mom went into a deep depression and after a year, she committed suicide! I swear on My life I am not making this up. This really happened! So you see, it is not only the addict who suffers, it is also the people who are attached to the addict who have the after shocks!

This same way I even lost My uncle. He died because his Liver gave up for all the Alcohol he drank! He was there when I was born but he couldn't see me growing up! I so wish I had seen him because before he turned into an alcoholic people said he was a Rockstar! I am not giving these examples to scare you. I am just telling you what happens when you do all these things and trust Me, it happens with that 'first try' or that 'one sip or drag won't harm Me'. I have many friends who tell Me, that in this life, we should try everything once. Well, that is how they see Life. I don't. I don't mind being singled out. I don't mind not being invited by Friends. I don't mind not living the life what others live. I have seen what happens to people when they get these addictions. I will never be that guy. I have My Family who trust Me, who believe in Me. I have the Fans out there who expect Me the best version of Myself. I have many people depending on Me. That is why I choose the straight edge life style. I say again, I can't stop you from living your life but I request you to sit down and think once. Just once to see yourself without those harmful addictions. To see yourself as a person who is stronger. :-)

Trust Me, living the Straight Edge Life Style isn't easy. There are always consequences. There are always sacrifices you have to make it. But today, I am proud of it all! As CM Punk says, 'I am proud to be a member of the Straight Edge Society'. We all have the will in us. The will to become Stronger. To become the better versions of Ourselves. To live healthy and fulfilling lives! We all our own Heroes and only WE can save ourselves. Remember, god helps those who help themselves. I know I am not perfect but I know I am stronger than yesterday. And tomorrow I will be stronger than today. Not because I run away from addictions but because I have the Will to look at them in the eye and say No. :-)

This is Me, Mahaakshay Chakraborty and this is My Story.


  1. So so proud of you, keep going you rock! Amazing blog by an amazing person :)

  2. Brother, a superb should be followed by our younger generation....hope you become an inspiration for our younger generation in days to come...Hats Off...Highest Regards for Mahaakshay

  3. "the pen is mightier than the sword " well said by Edward Bulwer-Lytton , and today you gave justice to this by your noble thoughts which are very well expressed in words ... good luck

  4. I have always loved reading ur blog. Its thought provoking in lot of ways. I did relate with ur this blog in many ways. One being in US and going through some similar situation with my friend as well. Its hard to balance ur life out in a certain age. But wen u have a great upbringing and a clear mind, one tends to come out as a WINNER! I am proud of myself and I am sure so r u! Glad u took d right decisions and made some right choices.. Hopefully people who read your blog understand and learn from it. Life surely is to live for the moment but that doesnt mean u ruin the moment by making some wrong choices. Keep writing and inspiring. Cheers!

  5. This blog shows your up-bringing ... Aunty-Uncle must be really proud of u .
    What ever u say use to sound sooo unrealistic sometimes.
    Initially it was sooo hard for me to believe .... I use to wonder do such boyz still exist ????
    but after knowing you now , i know how inspiring person ur .
    u have your own aura , Ur own ideologies , own principles .... alwayz high on life.
    Now i know what u mean when u say ur different .... U ACTUALLY ARE !!! Great will power that makes u different .
    i read a Chinese proverb ""Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes."

  6. this blog is really awesome......its really an inspiration for youth......i cld nt believe that you don't drink.... you really follow high principles n i really adore you for that.....keep writing your blogs...
    cz u do justice vd dem......thnkzzz dea for inspiring all the people...really people like you still exist...

  7. aswesome blog for ispiration for youth :)

  8. AwEsOmE Blog! It's So Simple, Fun, & Joyful Thanks For Posting This! It Was Really Interesting To Read. I Just ♥ It And Please Keep Blogging!!I Enjoyed Your Blog A Lot.You Have Been An Inspiration For Me.
    All The Best To You :))

  9. Thank you for this! We need more people like you. Unfortunately too many influential people are having a negative impact on the lifestyle choices of today's youth. This post is refreshing as it highlights the dangers of the increasingly popular trends of society today. It is definitely possible to have fun without drugs or alcohol, plus you can even remember it the day after! "Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same" And sometimes the hardest answer is a "No". Keep up the inspirational work :) God bless. Sumayya