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The Bhatt family has always been one of the most loved and successful B-town families, not just because of the filmmakers like Mahesh Bhatt, Vikram Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt but also because of the women in this clan. In 1968 Mahesh Bhatt had got married to Lorraine Bright, and had embraced parenthood with their first child, Pooja Bhatt, on February 24, 1972. Later, Mahesh had fallen in love with the actress, Soni Razdan and had tied the knot with her in 1986. Mahesh and Soni had welcomed their two daughters, Shaheen Bhatt, in 1988 and Alia Bhatt, in 1993.
The three Bhatt sisters, Pooja Bhatt, Shaheen Bhatt, and Alia Bhatt share a great bond and never leave a chance to express their admiration and love for one another. On March 15, 2021, Alia Bhatt turned 28, and her half-sister, Pooja Bhatt had taken to her IG handle and had shared an array of pictures of her talented baby sister. Along with the pictures, Pooja had written:
“The girl I will always see off-screen before she transforms like a chameleon into the dazzling array of women she gives life to on screen! Happy Birthday Alia… you make us all so damn proud!”
Pooja Bhatt, who is one of the stunning actresses of her generation, will make her come back to the acting industry with R Balki’s film, Chup – Revenge of the Artist. In an interview with ETimes, she was asked about her return to acting at such a time when her sister, Alia is among the top actresses. The brilliant actress replied, saying that her half-sister, Alia’s career can’t be summed up in a few sentences. 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.”
In the same conversation, when Pooja was asked about her role in the digital show, which has encouraged her to make a comeback, she praised the new medium and talked about how times are changing. She said:
“I feel privileged that I could play my age on screen in this youth-obsessed world and industry. Otherwise, who gets to play such strong characters at 49? I must say, times are changing. I feel this is the best time for actors of all shapes, sizes, ages and backgrounds. Today, there are far more opportunities than in the ’90s when a hero and a heroine had to look and be a certain way. Conventional Bollywood was obsessed with youth, but OTT has wiped that out. With the digital medium, there’s a new language we speak, and Bollywood needs to catch up with it.”
Talking about her excitement to work with R Balki, she talked about the director’s previous works, which had influenced her a lot. Pooja mentioned:
“He’s a fantastic director. I liked his film Cheeni Kum. One knows of Balki and the kind of work he has created in the world of advertising. He is known for his details and aesthetics, and he has a different kind of gaze. So, when this project came to me, saying yes was a no brainer.”
Pooja also added in the conversation, that she had no such plans to make a comeback to the acting and had accepted whatever came in her way. She added:
“The web show was a perfect fit for me. After that, I wasn’t really looking desperately for new projects. Then this new film just came my way. I am not here to hope, plot and plan. I am here to respond to what comes my way. I am just looking to have unique experiences here. I want to learn new things, improve, grow and push my limits. I am not looking to be in a comfort zone. I am glad that in a short span, I got to do a web show and the film.”
On the work front, Pooja Bhatt had assisted her filmmaker-father, Mahesh Bhatt, on Sadak 2.
Bollywood director and producer, Mahesh Bhatt is known for his horror and bold movies, which include the likes of Murder, Jism, Jurm, Raaz, Misguided, Woh Lamhe, Chahat, and many others. He often used to get involved in controversies for his movies and his boldness. With his bold statements and questionableRead More