When Mahesh Bhatt Slapped And Physically Abused Pakistani Actress, Meera Out Of His Possessiveness

Pakistani actress, Meera was launched by filmmaker, Mahesh Bhatt, and she considered him her 'Godfather'. However, he became so possessive of her that he even slapped her for meeting other men.


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When Mahesh Bhatt Slapped And Physically Abused Pakistani Actress, Meera Out Of His Possessiveness

Controversies are an indispensable part of Bollywood, and every now and then, we get to see one or the other celebrity falling prey to it. However, one name that always comes to our mind while talking about Bollywood controversies is filmmaker, Mahesh Bhatt. The filmmaker has always been in the headlines for his controversial comments, relation with his daughter, Pooja Bhatt, and his alleged linkups with younger actresses.

Bollywood filmmaker, Mahesh Bhatt is a well-known personality in the industry. He has many hit films to his credit, and his brilliant direction skills need no introduction. Back in 2011, Pakistani actress, Meera, who made her Bollywood debut with Mahesh Bhatt's directorial, Nazar, had alleged that the filmmaker was possessive of her. She also accused Mahesh of slapping and physically abusing her. 

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In an interview with The Times Of India in Karachi, Meera had made some shocking revelations against the director, Mahesh Bhatt. Meera revealed that she had to leave Bollywood temporarily because of Mahesh Bhatt and added that when she tried to come back, he did not even allow her to return. Sharing the details, Meera had said:

“Logon ne bahut kuch likha is bare mein, aur kaha bhi, but main ab chup nahin rahoongi. Aaj main sach bolna chahti hun. It was not my decision to stop doing films, but I was asked to leave India by Maheshji. He did not like my being famous and interacting with other directors. Once we had a fight then he apologized to me. After that Mahesh told me that I cannot handle your problems now, then it would be better if you go back to Pakistan. I went. But when I wanted to come back, they did not let me come. Now there was no hope left for me to enter Bollywood. He blocked all my paths.”

Meera also revealed that she used to think that the veteran filmmaker was jealous of her growing stardom and that he feared she might outshine him one day. Moreover, the actress also shared that when she had expressed her desire to meet director-producer, Subhash Ghai, Mahesh had got so furious that he even slapped her thrice. Adding that Mahesh wanted her to stick to his banner only, Meera said:

“Mujhe laga woh jealous thay mujhse jab main famous ho rahi thi. Woh nahin chahte thay ki main kisi aur director ke saath kaam karun. I got offers from big directors like Ram Gopal Varma, Mani Ratnam, Subhash Ghai and so on. He didn`t appreciate it at all. He wanted me to only stick to his banner. One night, I had to meet Subhash Ghai at a hotel. Jab maine Maheshji ko kaha, toh woh bahut furious hue aur mujh par bahut chillaye, aur unhone mujhe do teen thappad bhi mare."

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Not just that, Meera also revealed that Mahesh Bhatt had once expressed his feelings for her and had called her special. The actress mentioned that initially Mahesh used to say that she and his daughter, Pooja Bhatt, were same for her. However, she added that later he had said that he loved her a lot, making it difficult for her to understand what exactly he wanted from her. She concluded:

“Tum mein aur Pooja mein koi farak nahin hai… Aur phir kuch der baad kahte ki main tumhe kaafi chahta hun aur tum mere liye bahut special ho. It was difficult for me to tell what exactly he wanted from me.”

However, later, Mahesh Bhatt had reacted to the allegations levied on him by Meera and called her vulnerable. He had laughed it off and had said that the actress needed parental gaze to rescue her from herself. 

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