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One of the powerful families of Bollywood, the Bhatts are the perfect example of modern relationships. It was in 1968 when Mahesh Bhatt had tied the knot with Lorraine Bright, who had later changed her name to Kiran Bhatt. The couple had welcomed their first child, Pooja Bhatt after four years of marital bliss. Mahesh had fallen in love with actress, Soni Razdan and had gotten married to her in 1986. Mahesh and Soni were then blessed with Shaheen Bhatt in 1988 and Alia Bhatt in 1993. Pooja, Shaheen and Alia share a great camaraderie with each other and never leave a chance to express their admiration and love for one another. (Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan And Gauri Khan Performs 'Fugdi' Twinning In Green In This Unseen Old Party Picture)
Alia Bhatt has always considered her half-sister, Pooja Bhatt as her biggest inspiration. While Alia is an inspiration to many youngsters out there with her back-to-back powerpack performances, it is her step-sister, Pooja, who has always been a pillar of strength for her. Alia had once said that even after her father’s second marriage, her family has no facade and fakeness and are honest with each other. Even though the two are step-sisters, their love for each other is unmeasurable. As Alia Bhatt turned a year older, Pooja penned an adorable wish for her.
On March 15, 2021, Alia Bhatt turned 28 and her half-sister, Pooja Bhatt took to her IG handle and shared an array of pictures of her talented baby sister. Pooja took to her IG handle and shared posters of Alia’s blockbuster films like Highway, Udta Punjab, Gully Boy, Sadak 2, and her much-talked about upcoming film, Gangubai Kathiawadi. She also shared an unseen picture of Alia getting ready for her shoot. Along with the pictures, Pooja wrote, “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!”
On October 30, 2019, Pooja Bhatt had taken to her Instagram handle and had shared a candid picture of Alia Bhatt from the sets of Sadak 2, scribbling something in her diary. Alia had looked super cute in a lemon-coloured jacket as she was totally engrossed in her own world while writing in her diary. Pooja had captioned the picture as “Alia Bhatt... writing her own destiny, even between shots! #Sadak2 #day50 #sadak2diaries #candidcamera #onlocation #ooty #tamilnadu.” (Also Read: Harbhajan Singh's Wife, Geeta Basra Reveals The Best Quality Of Him, Says Is A Hands-On Father)
At the launch of Shaheen Bhatt’s book, I Have Never Been (Un) Happier, Pooja Bhatt had spoken about the 'genetic flaw' that everyone is the family, except Alia Bhatt, had inherited from Mahesh Bhatt. Pooja said that everyone inherited the flaw of being blunt and honest about their struggles and Bollywood requires people to keep up with their appearances, which Shaheen and she aren’t very good at. Pooja had said, "We say things as they are and not how the people expect us to say them. And, I think the reason you (Alia) are so successful is that because you have not inherited that exactly like Shaheen and I have. You're able to separate the two. The truth does not go down well in Bollywood. We're living in a fake world which is full of appearances, where people don't want you to say, 'I'm not okay.' They don't give a damn whether you're a cocaine addict or have an alcohol problem. As long as you look okay and show up and your waist size is perfect, nobody cares about what's going inside." (Also Read: Kareena Kapoor Khan Trolled For Leaving Her Newborn And Meeting BFFs, Amrita Arora And Malaika Arora)
Happiest birthday, Alia!
A significant and one-of-a-kind filmmaker in the Hindi film industry, Mahesh Bhatt is known to speak his mind fearlessly. And though he has a glorious journey as a director, producer and scriptwriter, Mahesh has hit the headlines more for his personal life than the professional front. But it is his relationshipRead More