Pooja Bhatt is a renowned Indian actress, filmmaker, and producer who has worked predominantly in the Bollywood film industry. She is the daughter of renowned filmmaker, Mahesh Bhatt and Kiran Bhatt.
She hails from a family with strong ties to the Indian film industry. For the unversed, she made her acting debut in the movie “Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin” in 1991, which was a commercial success.
Pooja went on to feature in several successful films in the 1990s, including “Sadak,” “Junoon,” and “Zakhm.” Her performances in these movies earned her critical acclaim and established her as one of the top actresses in Bollywood.
Apart from her acting, she ventured into film production and direction. For the record, she has produced and directed movies such as Tamanna, Dushman and Jism among others.
Mahesh Bhatt, who is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter is well-known for his notable works exclusively in Hindi cinema. Earlier, in the past, Mahesh Bhatt has been making headlines for 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 among netizens on all social media platforms. Meanwhile, Pooja Bhatt broke silence on her controversial kissing photo with dad Mahesh Bhatt.
While talking to Siddharth Kannan on his YouTube channel, when Pooja was asked if she feels any regret about that picture, she said “No, because I see it very simple, and I think that unfortunately jo hota hai (what happens is), a frozen moment can be represented and misrepresented in anyway. Aur mujhe yaad hai Shah Rukh Khan ne mujhe yeh kaha tha when you have daughters, jab hi aapke bacche chote hai (I remember Shah Rukh Khan had told me that when you have daughters and when your child is small), how often a child just says, ‘Mummy papa give me a kiss’. And they go this way. Main ab bhi is umar mein bhi wahi 10 pound ki bacchi hoon for my father. Vo jindagi bher wahi rahege for me (At this age also I am still a 10 pound child for my father. He will always remain that way for me).”
“So it was a moment that was absolutely innocent which was captured. Aur uske connotation jo hai, jinko padhna hai vo padhenge, jinko dekhna hai vo dekhenge. Aur main is cheej ko defend karne nahi baithi. Agar log baap aur beti ke rishte ko alag najariye se dekh sakte hai toh vo kuch bhi kar sakte hai. Fir hum baat karte hai family values ki (Whatever its connotations, people may read it as they want, they will see it as they wish I cannot defend it here. If you want to see the relation between a father and a daughter in a different way then you can do anything. And then we talk about family values”, Pooja further added.