Mahesh Bhatt is known to always speak his mind regardless of the norms. His statements have always landed him in hot waters with the media. The outlandish 80’s Filmfare cover with Mahesh locking lips with his daughter Pooja Bhatt rocked the nation.
The cover also published a statement that said, “If Pooja wasn’t my daughter, I’d have loved to marry her.”
The magazine came under heavy fire for its controversial cover and statement. It became the most talked-about gossip in Bollywood.
Mahesh Bhatt is known to give autobiographical accounts of his life through films. The filmmaker has given the industry gems like Arth, Aashiqui, and Saransh. In an earlier chat on Koffee with Karan, Alia Bhatt revealed how some people thought she is the daughter of Pooja and Mahesh Bhatt.
To rewind, Pooja Bhatt is the daughter of Mahesh Bhatt’s first wife Loraine Bright. Interestingly, his film Aashiqui is said to be inspired by his love story with Loraine.
The actor later found love with Bollywood diva Parveen Babi and the couple moved in together. However, the relationship ended tragically as the actor fell prey to schizophrenia. The actor portrayed this in Kangana Ranaut starrer ‘Woh Lamhe’.
After the bitter end of his love story, cupid struck Mahesh Bhatt again when he fell in love with actor Soni Razdan. The couple has two daughters Alia and Shaheen Bhatt.