By Line: Shivendra Pandey
A Very famous director, producer and screenwriter and the father of a prominent actress Alia Bhatt have turned a year old today. Mahesh Bhatt born on 20th September 1948 is known for his exclusive work in Bollywood industry.
Mahesh Bhatt was a follower of Osho who was an Indian godman and founder of the Rajneesh movement. Osho was viewed as a controversial new religious movement leader and mystic during his lifetime. Mahesh Bhatt, later on, found spiritual companionship and guidance with philosopher Krishnamurti. Bhatt calls him a lifeline and says “Take him away, and I am empty”, also wrote biography titled U.G. Krishnamurti, A Life.
As a director and producer Mahesh has a legacy of mentoring many actors like Anupam Kher, Emraan Hashmi, Manoj Bajpayee and actress like Sushmita Sen, daughter Pooja Bhatt, Tamanna, Bipasha Basu, Kangna Ranaut and launching their careers, giving a big name in Bollywood. Bhatt went to become one of the most recognized directors of the Indian film industry in the next decades by giving both art-house works, and on his birthday first daughter, Pooja Bhatt wished him a very happy birthday by her twitter handle.
Pooja tweeted “ And at 71, life takes you back to where you always belonged. Happy Birthday, Pops! To many more journeys within the checkered, searing journey that constitutes your life and existence on planet earth. Honoured to be your deputy on this detour called #Sadak2 Couldn’t ask for more!”
Alia Bhatt, daughter of Mahesh Bhatt and Sonia Razdan has also shared a picture on her Instagram with father Mahesh, where she is eating something and looking surprised at the photo sitting next to the father and write “Hey pops. It’s been great knowing you for the last 26 years.. you’re a good guy. Probably the best.. also the wisest.. also you’re very funny.. did I tell you I think you’re super talented too? 🌞🙃 Happy Birthday, Daddy .. You amaze me every single day! There is no one like you and I repeat no one 💓 I love you👨👧 “