Mahesh Bhatt

  • 'What does not affect you today, might knock at your door tomorrow': Bollywood celebrities ask citizens to vote wisely 17-04-2014 01:07 PM

    The Indian film industry, which prides itself on its secular image, appears to be taking sides for the first time during this Lok Sabha elections with several Bollywood A-listers asking people to vote "smart" and choose wisely. Here are some of the top tweets: ...
  • B-Town takes to Twitter to congratulate National Awards winners 16-04-2014 06:29 PM

    New Delhi: The B-Town fraternity took to Twitter to congratulate the teams of "Shahid", "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" and "Jolly LLB", which were named in various categories at the 61st National Film Awards Wednesday. Here's what the stars tweeted: Mahesh Bhatt: Hansal Mehta (best director) and Rajkummar Rao (best actor) get...
  • Congress alone could ensure unity of the country and protect values of secularism, says Mahesh Bhatt 14-04-2014 08:03 PM

    Noted film-maker Mahesh Bhatt on Monday batted for the Congress saying it alone could ensure unity of the country and protect values of secularism. In a telephonic interview to IANS, he stressed on secularism as a key ingredient to keep the country united and strong. "Only the Congress can ensure...
  • Arjun Kapoor stole my heart and made me weep during '2 States': Mahesh Bhatt 14-04-2014 03:44 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who watched his daughter Alia Bhatt's third film '2 States', is happy to see her playing a different role. But it's her co-star Arjun Kapoor who stole the filmmaker's heart. "Alia is fantastic in a startlingly different role. But it is Arjun who stole my heart...
  • It is my dream to work in a film directed by my papa: Alia Bhatt 12-04-2014 11:15 AM

    Indore: Actress Alia Bhatt today said she dreams of acting in a movie directed by her father Mahesh Bhatt. "It is my dream to work in a film directed by my papa (Mahesh Bhatt) but he is not directing any film these days and therefore, I feel, I have to...
  • Dad is possessive, doesn't want me to get married: Alia Bhatt 09-04-2014 03:56 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Alia Bhatt says her father and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is possessive about her, but adds that he has taken her on-screen kissing with Arjun Kapoor in the forthcoming film '2 States' practically. "Like every father, who don't want their daughters to get married, even my father is the...
  • Film with dad Mahesh Bhatt? Only if its like 'Aashiqui 2', says Alia Bhatt 09-04-2014 02:26 PM

    Mumbai: Two-film old Alia Bhatt, who is craving to be directed by her father and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, is hopeful that one day he will write a script for her and direct her too. Asked when her dad would direct her, she said: "Even I have that question...it will happen...
  • Don't think my father will object to my intimate scenes; have you seen his films, asks Alia 29-03-2014 10:37 AM

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt today said she does not think her filmmaker father Mahesh Bhatt will have any objection to her doing intimate scenes on-screen. Alia shares a few intimate scenes, including a lip-lock sequence, with Arjun Kapoor in their next film '2 States'. When asked if her father...
  • Mahesh Bhatt deciding all my campaign moves: Ravi Kishan 26-03-2014 05:35 PM

    Mumbai: Bhojpuri star Ravi Kishan, who will contest Lok Sabha election as a Congress candidate from his hometown of Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, says filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is his guiding light during the electoral battle. "Mahesh Bhatt saab has taken charge of my entire campaign. He is my mentor for...
  • Alia Bhatt sets records straight, confirms she has no Facebook page 23-03-2014 11:33 AM

    Mumbai: 'Highway' actress Alia Bhatt turned to her Twitter page Saturday to set the record straight that all Facebook pages in her name are "fake". "I do not have a Facebook page! All pages being handled are fake. Please do not follow," Alia posted Saturday. Her elder step sister Pooja...
  • It's not shallow to care about clothes, make-up: Alia Bhatt 07-03-2014 10:56 AM

    Mumbai: Alia Bhatt, who sported a de-glam look in her second film 'Highway', may not be "constantly fashionable" but she says there is nothing wrong in being fashion conscious. The actress made her debut as an upmarket glamorous girl in 'Student of the Year'. "I am closer to my second...
  • Javed and I are moved by Alia Bhatt's performance in 'Highway': Shabana Azmi 27-02-2014 01:24 PM

    Mumbai: Immediately after seeing her performance in Imtiaz Ali's 'Highway' Shabana Azmi rushed to the Bhatts' residence to congratulate the parents and their daughter Alia for the 20-year-old's extraordinary performance. The multiple National award winning actress, acknowledged by many cineastes as among India's finest, sees Alia as the true inheritor...
  • Didn't know Alia could sing, it came as a surprise to me: Mahesh Bhatt 24-02-2014 12:40 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, whose daughter Alia Bhatt has crooned a song in her second film 'Highway,' says he had no idea she could sing as well. "It was a surprise for me! I had no idea that she also sings so well. When did she become versatile and goddess...
  • Similarities, comparisons with Kareena Kapoor? Don't agree with either of them: Alia Bhatt 21-02-2014 09:32 AM

    New Delhi: Alia Bhatt could have made it to the big screen with a film directed by her father Mahesh Bhatt. But it has been a conscious decision for her to make a mark in the industry, no matter how difficult it is, without depending on a well-known name tag....
  • 'Highway' is Alia Bhatt's 'Arth': Mahesh Bhatt 21-02-2014 07:27 AM

    Mumbai: Not one to be blinded by parental affection, he is yet to give an acting break to his son Rahul, but filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is clean-bowled by his youngest daughter Alia Bhatt's performance in Imtiaz Ali's "Highway". He said: "I saw Alia in 'Highway'. Alia overwhelms you with her...
  • Mr X: Emraan Hashmi will surprise you with his look in the film 19-02-2014 11:44 AM

    New Delhi: Emraan Hashmi has undergone a massive transformation for his upcoming fantasy-adventure film 'Mr X'. The film will be directed by Vikram Bhatt and it will present Emraan in a bald avatar. While the makers of the film contemplated on several looks for Emraan's character in the film, it...
  • My father is not involved in my professional decisions: Alia Bhatt 14-02-2014 10:38 AM

    Mumbai: Flimmaker Mahesh Bhatt's daughter Alia, who made her Bollywood debut with 'Student of the Year', considers director Karan Johar as her mentor and turns to him for professional advice than to her father. "Karan is the first person I will call up and tell him about the offer that...
  • How the mother-son relationship changed in Bollywood 12-02-2014 04:59 PM

    New Delhi: Right from the golden age of Bollywood(late forties to late eighties), the screen mothers were a critical and intrinsic component of most Bollywood movies. Family fare, Romance, Comedy, even in the violence-prone products of Salim-Javed (courtesy the Angry Young Man) the mother-son relationship took centre-stage. In fact, it...
  • Mahesh Bhatt won't return to direction for anybody: Alia Bhatt 12-02-2014 02:28 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Alia Bhatt says she would love to be directed by her father Mahesh Bhatt, but she doesn't think it is going to be possible. Alia made her Bollywood debut with 'Student Of The Year', which also marked the launch of actors Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra. While Varun's...
  • Ajaz Khan starrer 'Ya Rab' to release on Friday; deletes controversial scenes 07-02-2014 09:13 AM

    Mumbai: The decks were cleared for the release of the Bollywood movie 'Ya Rab' Friday after its producers told the Bombay High Court that certain objectionable scenes and dialogues have been deleted. The Jamiat Ulama-e-Maharashtra (JUeM) had filed a public interest litigation before the court Wednesday challenging the release of...
  • I am not being offered any film by the Bhatt camp: Alia Bhatt 03-02-2014 04:58 PM

    New Delhi: Alia Bhatt, daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, is yet to work with her family production house and the young actress says she will wait till the right film comes her way. The 20-year-old actress, who made her Bollywood debut in 2010 with Karan Johar's 'Student Of The Year',...
  • 'Ya Rab' had tough time with Censor Board: Mahesh Bhatt 29-01-2014 06:22 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who is supporting and co-producing 'Ya Rab', a film based on religious fundamentalists in Islam, says the movie faced a lot of trouble with the Censor Board as the board's examining committee was not ready to clear it with a U/A certificate. "The film ("Ya Rab")...
  • Unfair to call us inhuman: Alia Bhatt on Saifai controversy 22-01-2014 10:36 AM

    New Delhi: Days after Bollywood bigwigs Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit were slammed for participating in the star-studded Saifai Mahaotsav, actress Alia Bhatt, who will soon be seen in Imtiaz Ali's 'Highway', speaks about the lesson she has learned from the so-called controversial event. For the uninitiated, the Mahotsav, which...
  • Highway: Karan Johar lauds Alia Bhatt for song 'Sooha Saha' 20-01-2014 08:24 AM

    New Delhi: Who knew Alia Bhatt could sing too? The actor, who impressed many with her acting skills in her debut Bollywood film 'Student of the Year', has often been in news for her fashion choices. But the actress doesn't want to be seen as just another star kid who...
  • Social media encourages cowards to spout ugly things: Mahesh Bhatt 19-01-2014 07:47 AM

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who is active on Twitter, believes the social media "encourages cowards" to express their feelings online. "Social Media encourages cowards and haters to spout the most ugly things that they would never dare to say in real life to people face to face," Mahesh tweeted...
  • When the news on DD was deferred due to a Mahesh Bhatt film 12-01-2014 12:25 PM

    New Delhi: Remember an incident in the 1980s when the news on Doordarshan was deferred by a few minutes so that a film that was telecast was over? Or do you know that the song 'Sham-e-gham ki kasam' from 'Footpath' was put together from slices of different recordings by composer...
  • Saifai controversy: Proud to share the stage with Alia Bhatt, says Salman Khan 11-01-2014 09:02 AM

    New Delhi: After defending his participation in the Uttar Pradesh government's cultural event in Saifai village, actor Salman Khan took to Twitter to state that Alia Bhatt shouldn't be mocked for her performance either. For the uninitiated, actors Madhuri Dixit and Mallika Sherawat - who had also performed at the...
  • Want to bring something worthy, a new content on TV: Mahesh Bhatt 27-12-2013 11:49 AM

    Mumbai: With movie industry bigwigs like Anil Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and Anurag Kashyap foraying into television, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is set to enter the medium again with a show. In the 90s, Bhatt had made an English TV show 'A Mouthful of Sky'and popular serial 'Swabhimaan'. He also directed another...
  • I'm intimidated by my father's intelligence, says Alia Bhatt 24-12-2013 04:36 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and actress Soni Razdan's youngest-born Alia Bhatt has gone from the baby of the family to the babe of Bollywood in no time at all. The 20-year-old now has an impossible dream. "I want to be directed by my father (Mahesh Bhatt). But I don't think...