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Pooja Bhatt, who was recently seen in Bigg Boss OTT season 2, has been making some shocking revelations about her life and addressing the controversies surrounding her. Pooja is Alia Bhatt’s half-sister, and the duo has an age difference of about 21 years. While Pooja and Alia are daughters of Mahesh Bhatt, rumours had it that Alia is Pooja's daughter. Now, Pooja finally reacted to the speculations for the first time and called them absurd.
In a conversation with Siddharth Kannan, Pooja Bhatt was asked to address these rumours and she called them idiotic. Taking a dig at the gossipmongers, she added that these rumours have been part and parcel of Indian society for a long time as people always talk about somebody’s relationship with the other person. Pooja said:
“Ye toh humare desh mein bahut purani cheez hai. Start talking about somebody’s relationship with their daughter or with their bhabhi or with their sister or with their whatever. Now, how do you counteract that? Ke aap iss cheez ko dignity bhi de sakte hai respond kar ke? It is absurd."
For the unversed, Pooja Bhatt is the elder daughter of filmmaker, Mahesh Bhatt and his first wife, Kiran Bhatt. On the other hand, Alia Bhatt is the step-sister of Pooja, and the daughter of Mahesh Bhatt and his second wife, Soni Razdan. The 51-year-old diva is an actress and a director, who made her acting debut in 1989 with her father’s TV show, Daddy at age 17. Later, she went on to star in many Bollywood movies, including Dil Hai Ki Maanta Nahi, Chaahat, Zakhm, and many others.
Back in 2014, Alia Bhatt also talked about her relationship with her step-sister, Pooja Bhatt and shared that she is never bothered by the fact that the latter is not her real sister, as they are all a family. She also added that the Bhatt family is so real that they genuinely like to spend time with each other without putting a facade on their faces. She was quoted as saying:
“Actually recently it’s become much better. We have gotten close as a family. People would always say that you have a step-sister, stepmother, and all that but it never bothered me. Because our family is so real and honest with each other. There is no façade or fakeness. So when we spend time with each other, we genuinely like to spend time with each other.”
Alia Bhatt shares a warm bond with her step-sister, Pooja Bhatt, and the sister duo never fails to dote on each other. Earlier, in an interview with ETimes, Pooja hailed her sister, Alia as one of the top actresses in Bollywood and said that her career couldn't be summed up in a few sentences. Heaping praises on Alia, Pooja said:
“Well, this will require a whole different discussion because I can’t sum up Alia Bhatt’s career in two sentences. I have to be fair to my younger sister, who is the better version of me. I can’t speak about her work in films in a few lines.”
On the work front, Pooja Bhatt was last seen in the show, Bigg Boss OTT Season 2.