Mahesh Bhatt

  • Alia Bhatt prefers Karan Johar over dad for career and relationship advice August 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Young and vivacious Alia Bhatt prefers to consult Karan Johar, the director of her debut film 'Student Of The Year', rather than her father and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, when she needs advice. On a recent appearance on Zee Cafe's 'Look Who's Talking with Niranjan' with Niranjan Iyengar, the 21yearold confessed...
  • Happy Janamashtami: Bollywood celebrities take to Twitter to wish fans August 18, 2014

    Mumbai: The celebrities joined Krishna Janamashtami revelries by wishing fans and loved ones and remembering the popular song "Govinda aala re". They took to Twitter to wish everyone: Lata Mangeshkar: Namaskar. Aap sab ko Janamashtami ki shubhkamanaayein (sic). Amitabh Bachchan: Janamashtami ke pavan avsar pe shubhkamanayein... sneh, pyaar, aadar. Mahesh Bhatt: Happy Janamashtami!...
  • All well between uncle Mahesh Bhatt and nephew Emraan Hashmi August 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Emraan Hashmi has quashed reports that filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is angry with him for giving preference to Kunal Deshmukh's 'Raja Natwarlal' over his uncle's film 'Mr. X'. It was reported that Emraan allotted some days for the promotion of 'Raja Natwarlal' instead of shooting for 'Mr. X' and it...
  • Don't regret leaving 'Homeland' because I wanted to work with the Bhatts: Ali Fazal August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor Ali Fazal has decided to be a part of solo lead films following the success of his last release 'Bobby Jasoos'. The 27yearold actor, who started his career in Bollywood with multistarrers including '3 Idiots' and 'Fukrey', said he would like to do bigger...
  • Mahesh Bhatt: Adapting films into plays will boost theatre industry August 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Two of Mahesh Bhatt's films 'Arth' and 'Daddy' have been adapted into the play format and the filmmaker feels this move will be a stimulus for the theatre industry. The adaptation of 'Arth', which starred Shabana Azmi, hit the stage in March. 'Daddy' marked the filmmaker's daughter Pooja Bhatt's...
  • I probably won't fit in a Sooraj Barjatya kind of a film: Emraan Hashmi July 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Emraan Hashmi has become identified with various genres of thrillers and, therefore, the actor doesn't see himself fitting into the social or family drama mould. In his overadecadelong career, the actor has worked with filmmakers like Ekta Kapoor, Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur, apart from teaming up with his...
  • Someone is running a fake Facebook account under my name, reporting the matter to Mumbai Police: Mahesh Bhatt July 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has warned his fans against a fake Facebook account created under his name and says that he will approach the police. "WARNING: Someone is running a fake Facebook Account under my name and misleading people. I am reporting the matter to Mumbai Police," tweeted the director of...
  • Emraan Hashmi was 'cautious' about 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani' July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Emraan Hashmi, who will soon start shooting for romantic film 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani', says he was cautious about doing the film till he heard the script narrated by filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt. "It's a very interesting film. It's my first outandout love story. I haven't played such a character. It is...
  • Alia Bhatt doesn't want her husband to be like her father Mahesh Bhatt July 14, 2014

    While most woman aspire to marry someone who has similar traits like their father, Alia Bhatt has a different view altogether. The recent trailer of 'The Anupam Kher Show' has Alia Bhatt and her filmmaker father Mahesh Bhatt as the celebrity guests. The trailer shows Mahesh Bhatt admitting to adultery on...
  • Mahesh Bhatt's advice to Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan: 'Don't get affected by fame' July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, whose daughter Alia gave her career's another hit 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' with Varun Dhawan, has advised both the actors not to get affected by fame. 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania', which released this Friday, had an impressive opening at the boxoffice. The proud father took to Twitter...
  • Mahesh Bhatt's film 'Daddy' to be adapted for stage July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who has adapted 'Arth' as a play, is now set to stage his 1989 film 'Daddy'. 'Daddy', which marked the filmmaker's daughter Pooja Bhatt's acting debut and also starred Anupam Kher and Manohar Singh, will be remade in the form of a play. "It is a very...
  • Alia wants to do an intense film with dad Mahesh Bhatt, a period film with mom Soni Razdan July 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Alia Bhatt wants her filmmaker father, Mahesh Bhatt, to write an "intense" film for her, and wants to work with her mother Soni Razdan in a period movie. Though Bhatt has taken a backseat from direction, Alia, 21, wants him to write a script for her. "I want him to...
  • Snapshot: Smily Suri and Vineet Bangera exchange wedding vows July 3, 2014

    Mohit Suri's sister Smily, who is an actress, and dance instructor Vineet Bangera tied the knot on Wednesday. "The rain God's pour their blessings on Vineet and Smily (my niece)," Mahesh Bhatt tweeted. ! "Smily And Vineets marriage "!! Trailer coming soon." While Bangera founded the Mohit also shared a...
  • When Mahesh Bhatt boosted Bipasha Basu's morale June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Bipasha Basu is happy with filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's recent gesture and says his surprise visit on the first day of shoot of her upcoming film 'Alone' was a "tremendous morale booster" for her and the film's team. Bhatt, who has worked with the actress in movies like 'Jism' and...
  • Patralekha dedicates 'Citylights' success to Mahesh Bhatt, Hansal Mehta June 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Patralekha dedicates the success of her debut film 'Citylights' to the film's director Hansal Mehta as well as filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt. "For me it's something very new that I have not experienced before. But, yes this success was not overnight, we struggled for the film," Patralekha told IANS. "It was...
  • Mahesh Bhatt unveils Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's new album 'Back 2 Love' June 10, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistani singer Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's new album "Back 2 Love" was unveiled by Indian filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt here. The album, launched Monday, features 10 tracks including collaborations with Indian musicians including composer duo SalimSulaiman, and also a duet with singer Shreya Ghoshal, said a statement. Bhatt and Khan had...
  • Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's new song features celebrity couple Gauahar Khan and Kushal Tandon June 10, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistani singer Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's new album 'Back 2 Love' was unveiled by Indian filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt here. The album, launched Monday, features 10 tracks including collaborations with Indian musicians including composer duo SalimSulaiman, and also a duet with singer Shreya Ghoshal, said a statement. Bhatt and Khan had...
  • Hansal Mehta wants to remake 'Saaransh' June 6, 2014

    Mumbai: They have formed a mutual admiration society. If Mahesh Bhatt is in awe of Hansal Mehta's work, the latter is so fascinated by Bhatt that he wishes to remake his "Saaransh". Mehta, who associated with Bhatt for "Citylights", said: "I love the kind of films Mahesh Bhatt has made and...
  • 'Citylights' will bring back legacy of my cinema: Mahesh Bhatt May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, coowner of Vishesh Films, says the film production company has given many hits like 'Raaz', 'Jism' and 'Murder', but their forthcoming film 'Citylights' will change its course. He said that he received a message from someone who appreciated the Hansal Mehta directorial and said that Vishesh...
  • Mahesh Bhatt gives his Filmfare trophy to Hansal Mehta that he won for 'Saaransh' in 1984 May 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's masterpiece 'Saaransh' completed 30 years and on the occasion he handed over the Filmfare Award, that he won for his 1984 film, to National Award winning director Hansal Mehta in appreciation of his 'fearless' filmmaking spirit. 'Saaransh' turned 30 on Sunday. "I have handed over my award for...
  • 30 years since 'Saaransh', Anupam Kher gets nostalgic May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Come Sunday, it will be three decades since Anupam Kherstarrer 'Saaransh' hit the screens and catapulted his career in the Hindi film industry to new heights. The veteran actor admits the movie changed not just his life, but also thinking. "'Saaransh' was released on May 25, 1984. Tomorrow I'll...
  • Didn't get 'Citylights' because I am dating Rajkummar, says Patralekha May 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Debutant actress Patralekha says director Hansal Mehta and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt didn't cast her in 'Citylights' because of her relationship with actor Rajkummar Rao. "Do you think that Bhatt sahib and Hansal Mehta will cast me because I am in a relationship? Of course not. You can't take that credit...
  • Audience more important than Oscars, says Mahesh Bhatt May 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says he makes films for the audience and not for the prestigious Academy Awards. Asked why do we run after Oscars despite having some popular awards in India, he said: "We make films for close to 1.2 billion population. We make films in our own way. So,...
  • Mahesh Bhatt: 'City Lights' will connect people to their feelings, even more than 'Aashiqui' did May 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who had directed the cult romantic musical drama 'Aashiqui' in 1990 and then produced its super hit sequel 'Aashiqui 2' last year, says Hansal Mehta's 'City Lights' is not only at par with his movies, but "far more relevant to today's India". Bhatt is presenting 'City Lights'...
  • Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt to make his acting debut in 'Siddhartha'; will play a Buddhist monk May 13, 2014

    While daughter Alia Bhatt is riding high on the success of her two films 'Highway' and '2 States', father Mahesh Bhatt is all set to make his acting debut in Mukul Misra's 'Siddhartha'. Bhatt, who is an established filmmaker, tweeted pictures of his look from the film. Bhatt will be...
  • First Look: Mahesh Bhatt plays a Buddhist monk in 'Siddhartha'; unveils his new look on Twitter May 12, 2014

    Mahesh Bhatt, who has earned huge popularity and acclaim for his contribution to Indian cinema as a director, scriptwriter and producer, is all set to make his debut as an actor. The directorturned actor will soon be seen in Mukul Misra's 'Siddhartha'. As reports suggest, Shivam Bhargav will essay...
  • In the 90s when I made 'Zakhm', India had changed; struggled a lot to release the film under NDA rule: Mahesh Bhatt May 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt said he struggled hard to release his film 'Zakhm', which was based on communal tension between two communities, in 1998 when the BJPled NDA was at the helm. The film depicted tension between two religions in contemporary society. The movie is said to be closely based on Mahesh...