What makes Mahesh Bhatt a competent director? He has the courage to look inwards, be self-deprecating and have no qualms about addressing issues that stay confined in the four walls of a domestic household. He started in the 70s, made some controversial yet thought-provoking movies in the 80s, continued with the same flair in the 90s and took a hiatus for a long time. What's common in all these decades is most of Bhatt's movies take a leaf out of his own life. Soni Razdan and Mahesh Bhatt Enjoy Jawan Date Night; Shah Rukh Khan Promises To Do More Movies For Them!.
Mahesh Bhatt did what many very rarely could - bare his life to the cinemagoers. So we have for you 5 movies that depict the many twists and turns of his life.
Arth, starring Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil and Kulbhushan Kharbhanda, takes inspiration from Bhatt's extra-marital affair with Parveen Babi. The film released alongside Silsila and survived very well at the box office.
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This film with perhaps the best music score by Anu Malik ever, again spins off from Bhatt's affair with Babi. Pooja Bhatt played an alcohol addict while Rahul Roy was the Bhatt-esque lover who cares for her deeply.
A take-off on Bhatt's personal struggle as a filmmaker and his strained relations with his father, Janam is one of those Bhatt movies that deserve more acclaim than it received.
In the same vein, Zakhm also delves deeper into why Bhatt's equation with his father was so troubled. With the backdrop of communal riots, Zakhm was Bhatt's swansong until he came back to the director's chair for Sadak 2. Happy Birthday Mahesh Bhatt: 5 Lesser Known Facts About The Sadak Filmmaker.
This might come as a shocker to many, especially those who don't watch Bigg Boss. Pooja Bhatt mentioned in one of the episodes that Aashiqui, one of Bhatt's biggest commercial success, was based on the love story of her parents - Mahesh and Kiran Bhatt
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