“Mahesh is always right when he says the wrong things. Simple!” Bollywood’s celebrated writer and Mahesh Bhatt’s long-time associate Salim Khan once said about him.
These statements perfectly capture the life, work, and public persona of the director who gave the nation gems like Saaransh and Arth. We have ample information about his personal life thanks to the numerous autobiographical depictions of his ups and downs in his films and an even more direct representation of his views.
For his 68th birthday, here’s remembering some of his life’s major scandals, life events and more.
On the other hand, Mahesh Bhatt, who was raised by a Muslim single mother, was never against marriage. In truth, he later got married to Kiran, the new name for Lorraine Bright, his boyhood sweetheart. She is Pooja and Rahul Bhatt’s mother.
Mahesh Bhatt, who is known for expressing his opinions in sometimes bizarre ways, found himself at the centre of another debate when he once appeared on the cover of Filmfare magazine kissing his oldest daughter Pooja. He further asserted that if she hadn’t been his daughter, he would have wed her, sounding a lot like a certain Donald Trump.
Mahesh Bhatt supports numerous causes in the business and continues to be one of the most important filmmakers of his generation while being away from the spotlight and lechery.