MAHESH BHATT

  • Mahesh Bhatt: 'Khamoshiyan' is the new-age erotic supernatural narrative; the franchise is here to stay 4 hours 40 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Mahesh Bhatt feels 'Khamoshiyan', the upcoming supernatural drama from his production house, has the potential to become a franchise like 'Raaz' and 'Murder'. "'Khamoshiyan' is the new age erotic supernatural narrative. It takes a quantum leap from our super successful franchise of the Raaz series and adds more VFX...
  • Mahesh Bhatt: Militant Islam is never Islam December 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who maintains close cultural links with Pakistan, feels its morale has hit an all-time low with the savage killing of children in Peshawar. On Tuesday Taliban militants attacked an army school and slaughtered 148 people including 132 children, in Pakistan's Peshawar city in retaliation to the...
  • Need to take PM Modi's remark on policeman's portrayal in films seriously: Mahesh Bhatt December 6, 2014

    Bollywood celebrities said it was their duty to take the issue raised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi seriously. Modi had recently said that policemen are often projected in a bad light in films. Director Mahesh Bhatt said, "If you look at the history of Bollywood, we have always tried to...
  • Dad's films were more forward than Anurag Kashyap's: Pooja Bhatt December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Many credit Anurag Kashyap for revolutionsing the current moviemaking culture, but actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt says her father Mahesh Bhatt's films were "way more forward" than the 'Gangs of Wasseypur' fame director is known for creating. "Some of the films are new, but most of them are old as hell...
  • MCOCA invoked against Ravi Pujari gang members for plot to attack Mahesh Bhatt November 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police on Thursday invoked stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against 11 alleged members of fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari, who were held in connection with a plot to attack veteran film producer-brothers Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt. The eleven accused are among the 14 Pujari gangmen,...
  • I was Alia's age when I produced my first film, don't think she would be able to produce a film today: Pooja Bhatt November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Pooja Bhatt says she turned to production and direction at the age of 21 as she was never happy being just an actor. "At the age of 21, I was India's youngest film producer and that's a very major achievement for someone who is a main stream actor," the...
  • We cannot succumb to pressures from the underworld: Mahesh Bhatt November 20, 2014

    Thirteen members of the Ravi Pujari gang were arrested on Wednesday for plotting against Bollywood stars Shahrukh Khan, Farah Khan and Mahesh Bhatt. The veteran director Mahesh Bhatt said that he will not be intimidated by the underworld. "If we succumb individually to pressures of underworld, it will only create...
  • Mahesh Bhatt, Farah Khan on gangster Ravi Pujari's hit-list, other celebrities also on radar: sources November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: An interrogation of arrested members of underworld don Ravi Pujari's gang has revealed that Bollywood directors Mahesh Bhatt and Farah Khan were on their radar. The accused revealed that Pujari had instructed his men to conduct a recce of Farah Khan's residence and also Red Chillies office owned by...
  • More tales like 'Udaan' need to be shown on TV to jolt the nation and make people aware of child slavery: Mahesh Bhatt November 14, 2014

    The concept of TV show 'Udaan' isn't new to esteemed filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt. As he had stated in recent interviews, he had thought of making a film 'Girvi' based on bonded labour with Pooja Bhatt and Ajay Devgn in key roles years back. But since the market had undergone a...
  • Can't say no to Bhatt sir: Rajkummar Rao signs 'Humari Adhuri Kahaani' for a cameo role October 29, 2014

    Rajkummar Rao had two reasons for giving a nod to a special appearance in 'Humari Adhuri Kahaani'! Talking about it, Rajkummar told IANS: "I am doing a special appearance in the film. Bhatt sir (Mahesh Bhatt) really wanted me to play this part and I love him too much, can't say...
  • My daughters are far more intelligent than me and I take instructions from them: Mahesh Bhatt October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Mahesh Bhatt has been one of the best filmmakers of his time and inspired generations with his movie-making skills, but the director, who now produces films with new talent, says his three daughters - Pooja, Shaheen and Alia - are far more intelligent and practical than him. "I have...
  • Celebrities take to twitter to plegde support to Clean up India October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched country's biggest cleanliness drive "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan" in New Delhi. At least 30 lakh central government employees working across the country and hundreds of school and college students took the pledge of cleanliness. In his bid to make 'Swachh Bharat' a people's...
  • 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...