By Kalash Khurana Last Updated:
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 questionable life decisions, Mahesh has always been a part of gossip in Tinseltown. Apart from his professional life, Mahesh Bhatt's personal life also makes the headlines for one reason or the other.
For the unversed, the filmmaker had got married to his ladylove, Kiran Bhatt, who was known as Lorraine Bright before their wedding. The couple had got blessed with two kids, Rahul Bhatt and Pooja Bhatt. However, soon after their wedding, Mahesh had got involved in an extra-marital affair with the actress, Parveen Babi, which had resulted in chaos in his happily-married life. After which, Mahesh and Kiran had mutually parted ways, and later, the former had tied the knot with Soni Razdan.
Mahesh Bhatt's daughter, Pooja Bhatt was also not far behind her daddy dearest regarding controversies. The gorgeous actress had made her Bollywood debut with the film, Daddy at the age of 17. Pooja was quite popular those days, and her choice of movies had often raised eyebrows. Pooja had never hesitated from doing bold scenes in films and was always a step ahead of the other actresses of her time. However, Pooja sharing a lip-lock moment with her doting father, Mahesh still tops the list of controversies in the father and daughter's lives.
It had so happened in the 80s when a young Pooja, who was in her early twenties, had appeared on the cover of a leading magazine with her father, Mahesh Bhatt. For the shoot, the actress had shared a lip-lock moment with her father, Mahesh, and she was seen sitting on his lap. When the magazine had got published, the photo of the father-daughter duo had left people in a frenzy. The photo was a bold attempt at that time, and it had created a situation of panic among the public. Mahesh and Pooja had received a lot of hatred and mean comments for the same.
There was so much controversy about the photo in the media that Mahesh Bhatt had to hold a press conference to address the issue. However, little did Mahesh know that it would only increase the trouble for him. When Mahesh had held a press conference to put his story in front of the media, his bold statement had further aggravated his problem. Mahesh had bared his heart out at the press conference and had said that he would have married Pooja if she was not his daughter. He was heard saying:
"If Pooja had not been my daughter, I would have married her."
Now, Mahesh Bhatt's daughter, Pooja Bhatt shares a great equation with his second wife, Soni Razdan, and their daughters, Alia Bhatt and Shaheen Bhatt. The Bhatt sisters, too, have no hatred or resentment towards each other. In an interview with the Stardust, Pooja Bhatt had talked about how she had established a bond with her step-mom, Soni and had said:
"In the beginning, like I said, we (Soni and I) were total strangers and she was my enemy. But they say na, that time heals all wounds. It healed my heartaches as well. We began by saying hi, hello and then onto making small talk. It took off from there and now we are good friends. It’s just of late but mom too has started speaking to Soni. Dad and I didn’t try to make them friends. It was on their own that they did so. Done mutually on their own. Now they get along fine."
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