Mahesh Bhatt

Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt with his wife Soni Razdan, daughters Shaheen Bhatt, Alia Bhatt and Pooja Bhatt, during the launch of Shaheen's debut book "I've never been (un)happier" in Mumbai.

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Indian film maker Mukesh Bhatt stands for photographs during the 20th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards ceremony in Mumbai.

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Bollywood film director Mahesh Bhatt, actress Pooja Bhatt, Soni Razdan and Alia Bhatt attended the screening of the film ‘No Fathers in Kashmir’, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actors Manisha Koirala, Anupam Kher, Rekha and director Mahesh Bhatt during the launch of a book titled 'Healed', written by Neelam Kumar, in Mumbai.

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Former cricketer, S Sreesanth with Director Mahesh Bhatt and Pooja Bhatt during the promotion for their upcoming Hindi film ‘Cabaret’ in Mumbai.

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Chief Minister of West Bengal state Mamata Banerjee, center, acknowledges the crowd Bollywood personalities, front left to right, Mahesh Bhatt, Kamal Hasan, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Kumar Shanu look on at the inauguration of the 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival in Kolkata. The festival will continue till Nov. 17.

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Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt with Udta Punjab film actors Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt speaks at a press conference organized by Indian Film and Television Directors Association (IFTDA) in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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“I read two magazines and they are my favourites: The Literary Review and Parabola. TLR gives me an in-depth view of the books landscape, in a lyrical language which is great to read. Parabola, from the US, is an exc­iting read because it is so different from any­thing that you would find in the magazine space. It deals with culture in a way I have not found anywhere else, and gives rise to ideas and thoughts which are far from the mainstream to say the least.” Mahesh Bhatt, Film director

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Alia with filmmaker father Mahesh Bhatt. Where would she fit in the lineage?

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Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and actors Emraan Hashmi and Amyra Dastur during an interaction with journalists at PTI in New Delhi.

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Mahesh Bhatt's son Vishesh Bhatt and his wife during their wedding reception in Mumbai.

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Actors Akshay Kumar, Rani Mukhereei, Anil Kapoor and filmmaker Karan Johar at the wedding reception of Mahesh Bhatt's son Vishesh Bhatt in Mumbai.

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Actors Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan at the wedding reception of Mahesh Bhatt's son Vishesh Bhatt in Mumbai.

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They Won’t Copy His Hair Praise the lord—after decades of manhandling a guitar, the evolved Bollywood actor, Aditya Roy Kapur in this case, gets his fingers right. Shraddha Kapoor, petite and placidly pretty, wears green, ringlets and a wan smile. Auteur Mahesh Bhatt measures the two up. Une Femme est une femme? Nah, Aashiqui 2.

Fotocorp (From Outlook 22 April 2013)

Bollywood producer and director Mahesh Bhatt at actor Sanjay Dutt's residence in Mumbai. The Supreme Court had upheld the conviction of Sanjay Dutt under Arms Act in 1993 blasts case.

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Singer Kailash Kher and Film Director Mahesh Bhat during a candle light rally to pay tribute to Delhi gang rape victim, in Mumbai.

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Mellow Drama The middle of August 64 years ago bore witness to a momentous change and left open wounds that’ve been festering ever since. The midnight anniversary of that heady night this year saw yet another in a long line of well-meaning attempts at a post-facto field-dressal. Unless you believe Mahesh Bhatt can mend broken bridges. His body of work isn’t really an endorsement of such.


Illustration by Sandeep Adhwaryu

Film director Mahesh Bhatt, with Sarabjit Singh's new Pakistani lawyer Owais Shah, his sister Dalbir Kaur and daughter Poonam, addresses a press conference in Amritsar.

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Actor Emraan Hashmi and film-director Mahesh Bhatt speaking at a press conference. Emraan Hashmi accused a housing society in the posh Bandra area of “religious discrimination”. He said he was refused a no objection certificate (NOC) to purchase a flat in the building because he is Muslim, a claim denied by the society.

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Film producer Mahesh Bhatt and his daughter and actress Pooja Bhatt at press conference in Karachi. Bhatt is seeking a meeting with Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf to get permission to film a joint India-Pakistan movie that will foster friendship between the uneasy neighbors.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008
Producer-director Mahesh Bhatt and Producer-actor of 'Deshdrohi', Kamaal R Khan interact with media during the special screening of the film in Mumbai. It seems the MNS violence would certainly affect free speech in Maharashtra. After banning 'Deshdrohi' which was based on north Indian migrants, Maharashtra government is now reportedly considering a ban on a Marathi play that shows how Marathis are being affected by rising influx of migrants in a tit for tat measure. The Malvani play 'Bhaiyya Hat Pay Pasri' (Bhaiyya Spreads His Tentacles) is directed by late Marathi actor Machhindra Kambli. Producer of the play Prasad Kambli argues that his play "has been unnecessarily dragged into controversy. It has already been staged 255 times across the state and so far, there have been no law and order issues." In fact, many political parties, including Congress, Shiv Sena, BJP and MNS organised staging of the play much before the anti-north Indian controversy started, he maintains.

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