MAHESH BHATT

  • Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt turns singer for nephew Emraan Hashmi in 'Mr X' 1 week ago

    This is one multi-talented family. Following daughter Alia's footsteps, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has turned playback singer for his nephew Emraan Hashmi's next film 'Mr X'. The director has crooned the title track which features Hashmi and actress Amyra Dastur. The film, which has Hashmi playing a superhero/vigilante, is being directed...
  • 'Dil Ki Baatein' celebrates life, not death: Mahesh Bhatt March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who was in the capital on Wednesday to promote the forthcoming TV show "Dil Ki Baatein", which touches upon euthanasia, says the Ram Kapoor-Gurdeep Kohli starrer will promote a zest for life among the people. "'Dil Ki Baatein' celebrates life because there is death, and thank...
  • Uncertainty over staging of 'Daddy' in Pakistan: Mahesh Bhatt March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says he is not sure if he will go ahead with the staging of his play 'Daddy' at the International Theatre Festival in Pakistan after an Indian production was denied visa to attend the event. The 66-year-old filmmaker said that he has told the organisers of...
  • Mahesh Bhatt on singing in 'Mr. X': Perhaps the song was made for me March 13, 2015

    Mumbai: After actress Alia Bhatt, it's her father and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt who has made his singing debut and the star daughter is happy about it. Mahesh will debut as a singer in Emraan Hashmi-starrer 3D thriller "Mr X". He will sing a song titled "You can call me X" for...
  • Why ban 'India's Daughter'? Debate continues amongst Bollywood celebrities March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Film celebrities like Madhoo and Soha Ali Khan on Friday continued to question the viability of the ban on the broadcast of 'India's Daughter', a documentary based on the December 16, 2012 gang rape in Delhi. Actress Soha Ali Khan, daughter of former Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)...
  • It's Pakistan calling for Mahesh Bhatt's 'Daddy' February 26, 2015

    Mumbai: 'Daddy', a theatrical production based on Indian filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's eponymous 1989 movie, will premiere in Pakistan. It will be attended by Mahesh and his daughter Pooja, who had made her acting debut with the film. "'Daddy' to be staged as a play in Pakistan. Mahesh & Pooja Bhatt to...
  • Ram Kapoor perfect for the new show 'Dil Ki Baatein Dil Hi Jaane': Mahesh Bhatt February 21, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who has produced the forthcoming TV show 'Dil Ki Baatein Dil Hi Jaane', says Ram Kapoor was the perfect choice for it. The 'Bade Achhe Lagte Hain' star is heading back to television with 'Dil Ki Baatein Dil Hi Jaane', where he will play the role of...
  • It's very interesting to work with Mahesh Bhatt as an actor, says Shazahn Padamsee February 16, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Shazahn Padamsee, who is sharing screen space with Mahesh Bhatt in 'Siddhartha', says the filmmaker is playing the role of her father figure in the film. Shazahn told IANS: "I'm waiting for the release of 'Siddhartha'. It's a very beautiful story. After hearing the narration, anybody will fall in...
  • Mahesh Bhatt compliments Sonakshi for her 'maturity'; agrees with her on FIR February 14, 2015

    Mumbai: After questioning an FIR against his daughter Alia and not Sonakshi Sinha in the AIB Roast case, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt on Friday not only agreed with BJP MP and actor Shatrughan Sinha's daughter but also complimented her for her "maturity at this tender age." Bhatt's tweets came after Sonakshi replied...
  • Let's not give these people the attention they so desperately seek: Sonakshi Sinha replies to Mahesh Bhatt's allegations February 13, 2015

    After an FIR was filed against Alia Bhatt and 14 other members who were a part of the recent AIB Roast, Mahesh Bhatt had come in support of daughter Alia Bhatt and given a statement that why was it only Alia and Deepika Padukone who were booked and not Sonakshi...
  • Why was Sonakshi Sinha not named in FIR? Mahesh Bhatt on AIB Roast controversy February 13, 2015

    After a social activist filed a petition before additional chief metropolitan magistrate CS Baviskar in Mumbai court and following the order, FIR was registered against 14 people involved in the AIB Roast including Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt, Mahesh Bhatt has alleged witch-hunt and has questioned why Sonakshi...
  • Imtiaz Ali: Indian cinema is instrumental in shaping the sense of morality that exists in the society February 7, 2015

    Gurgaon: The glitz and glamour of cinema must go beyond entertainment to have the right impact on society, believes filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, who says he tries to make socially responsible films. "I realise the power of the medium that we work in and there is a sense of responsibility that I...
  • Mahesh Bhatt: Indian cinema losing its 'Indianness'; it is getting disconnected from its roots February 6, 2015

    Chandigarh: The roots of Indian cinema lie in regional films, feels producer-director Mahesh Bhatt "Indian cinema is losing its Indianness as it is getting disconnected from its roots and by connecting with roots of Punjab, India cinema will become richer," said Bhatt, who was here to launch a Punjabi production...
  • Mahesh Bhatt's gift to actor Ali Fazal: A book on the Indian thinker UG Krishnamurti February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has gifted a copy of his book "A Taste of Life: The Last Days of U.G Krishnamurti" to actor Ali Fazal. Ali features in the newly-released film "Khamoshiyan", produced by Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt under their Vishesh Films banner. "He gave it to me as a sign...
  • Mahesh Bhatt: I'm accused for selling sex through my films, but have made more good films than anyone else February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Mahesh Bhatt, who has written 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani', the upcoming love story from his production house, says the Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi-starrer will focus on the life of a traditional Indian woman. According to the director-producer, the story is inspired from some incidents from his step-mother's life, though...
  • Have tremendous faith in Ali Fazal, Gurmeet Choudhary and Sapna Pabbi: Mahesh Bhatt January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: As someone who has directed films like 'Arth' 'Saaransh' and 'Zakhm', Mahesh Bhatt says he was equally comfortable in mentoring the young team behind his upcoming supernatural erotic thriller 'Khamoshiyan'. Bhatt has turned presenter for the Karan Derra-directed film that stars Ali Fazal and will mark the Bollywood...
  • Photo of the day: Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi spotted on the sets of their upcoming film 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani' January 27, 2015

    Directed by Mohit Suri, Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi's upcoming film 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani' has been generating a lot of buzz. Besides being rumoured that the film is based on Mahesh Bhatt's parents, Nanabhai Bhatt, Shirin Mohammad Ali and his stepmother, the film is also generating a lot of interest...
  • Sunny Leone: Feel proud to see Priyanka Chopra's billboard in the US; she is the most inspiring woman in Bollywood January 20, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Sunny Leone says she finds Priyanka Chopra the most inspiring woman in Bollywood. Sunny was present at the cover launch of a magazine here along with her husband Daniel Webber when she was asked to name her favorite actress in Hindi filmdom. She said: "Who do I think great actress?...
  • Mahesh Bhatt along with Ali Fazal and Gurmeet Choudhary to spread cheer in 'Bigg Boss' house January 18, 2015

    Mumbai: 'Bigg Boss Halla Bol' series, an extension of 'Bigg Boss 8', will Sunday witness the presence of the 'Khamoshiyan' team - filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt along with actors Ali Fazal and Gurmeet Choudhary. The trio will promote their forthcoming film on the show, and they will be seen entertaining the viewers...
  • Mahesh Bhatt: 'Aayega aane wala' from 'Mahal' is crucial to 'Khamoshiyan' January 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Vishesh Films' has taken rights of song 'Aayega aane wala' from classic suspense thriller 'Mahal' for their forthcoming supernatural erotica 'Khamoshiyan'. The movie has been produced by Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt under their Vishesh Films banner. Mahesh says that the track will act as an important aspect in the movie...
  • Mahesh Bhatts sign up 'Khamoshiyan' actors for multiple films January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Vishesh Films' production 'Khamoshiyan' is yet to hit the screens, but its actors Gurmeet Choudhary, Ali Fazal and Sapna Pabbi have already been signed up by the banner for future projects. The movie has been produced by Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt under their Vishesh Films banner and they are...
  • Mahesh, Pooja Bhatt mourn costume designer Isha Mantry's death December 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Father-daughter duo Mahesh and Pooja Bhatt today mourned the death of costume designer Isha Mantry, who died allegedly due to drug overdose in Goa. Mantry, 28, who worked on films like Priyanka Chopara starrer 'Mary Kom', medical thriller 'Ankur Arora Murder Case', 'Dangerous Ishq' and 'Hate Story 2' was brought...
  • Mahesh Bhatt: 'Khamoshiyan' is the new-age erotic supernatural narrative; the franchise is here to stay December 28, 2014

    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...