Mahesh Bhatt, who is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter is well-known for his notable works exclusively in Hindi cinema. Besides being a bigwig in the Bollywood industry, Mahesh Bhatt has been hitting the headlines for all the controversial reasons. The most controversial one was when he locked his lips with his own daughter, Pooja Bhatt a long time ago.
This very particular incident triggered anger to netizens on all social media platforms. Mahesh Bhatt has often hogged the limelight for his string of controversies, heartbreaks and failures. A couple of years ago, he came under fire for his controversial pictures with Jalebi actress Rhea Chakraborty.
During the previous times, he also hit the headlines for making absurd statements about his daughter Pooja Bhatt. He often hit the headlines for his series of controversies more than his films altogether. So far in his life, he had three women that shaped him whoever he is today. However, the director has always been vocal about his relationship with his fans.
For the unversed, Mahesh Bhatt was born to a Hindu father and Muslim mother out of wedlock. The thing is he never saw relationships as we see and had a different perspective to see the world and this is why his life is full of controversies. He was known to be a flashy playboy of his time.
In this article, we have summed all the women were a part of Mahesh Bhatt’s controversial love life.
1. Lorraine Bright
First on the list is Lorraine Bright. It all started when Mahesh Bhatt stumbled upon Lorraine when he was in school. Lorraine was catholic and used to study in a Bombay-based orphanage. Both fell in love with each other. The director used to visit her at her orphanage more often than not.
Mahesh Bhatt even admitted his love for Lorraine in an interview. He said, “I would jump across the wall to meet her but, when we got caught, she had to leave the orphanage. I got her enrolled at the YWCA so that she could become a typist and fend for herself. All along, I kept working. I made ads for Dalda and Lifebuoy.”
Lateron, Mahesh Bhatt married Lorraine, who then changed her name to Kiran. In fact, they were just 20 at the time of marriage. The couple had their first child, Pooja Bhatt. When Mahesh Bhatt’s career came to a low, their relationship also failed miserably.
It was when Lorraine and Mahesh parted ways. However, they never got divorced. He was also said to be having an extra-marital affair with Parveen Babi. Mahesh Bhatt also confessed, “I was married to Kiran, had a child, and was responsible for both of them. Still, my physical self was drawn to another woman.”
In one of the most controversial news from Bollywood industry, 80s Filmfare magazine published photo of Mahesh Bhatt, where he lip locked with his daughter Pooja Bhatt. The headline on the Filmfare magazine said, “If Pooja wasn’t my daughter, I’d have loved to marry her”
2. Parveen Babi
Parveen Babi met Mahesh Bhatt when she was at the peak of her film career. The director also lived with the actress in a live-in relationship, despite having a wife and a kid. After knowing about Parveen Babi’s mental health and mental breakdowns, Mahesh Bhatt moved to Bengaluru with her to seek medical assistance. Their relationship although lasted for just 2 good years before finally parting ways.
It was learnt that Mahesh Bhatt was the person who had claimed Parveen Babi’s dead body after she died at her apartment alone. In an interview with TOI, Mahesh Bhatt told, “The scene was scary – I got into LSD and Parveen went through a series of nervous breakdowns. I went through trauma and a hell of my own making for two and a half years.”
As per the reports, she was found under mysterious circumstances in her Mumbai apartment. She was found dead in 2005 in her apartment, where the police had to break in and untimely death reportedly happened due to a natural cause or suicide.
The Indian actress was rumoured to be suffering from a disease called paranoid schizophrenia, means having delusions and hallucinations. She also doubted that people around her tried to murder her. She had also alleged legendary Amitabh Bachchan of planning to murder her.
3. Soni Razdan
Soni Razdan had acted in Mahesh Bhatt’s Saraansh and it was when she met the director. Soon they both fell in love with each other when the actress helped him deal with whatever he had faced his married life. Soni Razdan and Mahesh Bhatt kept their relationship a secret as the latter didn’t want any controversy this time.
When Soni Razdan’s father questioned his intentions towards his daughter, Mahesh Bhatt made it very clear that he was serious about her. He told during one of his interviews, “When I met Soni Razdan, it was like a replay in my life. Soni’s father asked me how I planned to end my ties with Kiran and I said, a “with permanence”. But I would not divorce Kiran.”
He then accepted Islam to marry Soni Razdan which allowed him to have two more wives. As Ashraf Bhatt, Mahesh Bhatt had a wedding with Sakina, which is Soni’s Islamic name. Later, the couple hosted a party to announce their wedding. They are now parents to two daughters namely Shaheen Bhatt and Alia Bhatt.
In case you didn’t know:
After Sushant Singh Rajput’s death by suicide, there was a news report doing the rounds about how Mahesh Bhatt had reportedly asked Sushant Singh’s rumoured girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty to vacate the flat and leave the actor immediately after she told him about him hearing voices and behaving strangely.
While social media is boiling with nepotism debate, the Mumbai Police had been investigating the matter. These claims have not been officially proven yet and social media seems to have believed the rumours or widespread speculations and created a narrative which antagonises Mahesh Bhatt.
Mahesh Bhatt added fuel to the fire when he recently tweeted the photo of a skeleton along with a famous quote from Tad Williams. Bhatt had tweeted a picture of a skeleton with a caption that read, “Dying men think of funny things – and that’s what we all are here, aren’t we? Dying men?”.
The tweet which was posted by Mahesh Bhatt resulted in him getting trolled mercilessly on Twitter. Most of the users are even convinced that Mahesh Bhatt is behind a certain conspiracy which led to Sushant Singh’s death. The users were of the opinion that the producer-director will have to face karma in his lifetime.