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Bollywood’s popular director, producer and writer Mahesh Bhatt has turned 73 today. Mahesh has directed great films like Aashiqui, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahi, Sadak, Duplicate, Zakhm, Sangharsh, Raj, Kalyug, Gangster, Zahar, Hamari Adhuri Kahani. Mahesh, who has given many hits, has always been in the headlines due to his controversial life more than his films. Today, on the special occasion of his birthday, let’s know how are the controversies related to his life-
At the age of 20, Mahesh gave heart to the orphan Lorraine.
During college days, Mahesh Bhatt was giving heart to Lorien, who lived in the orphanage. Lorien was Catholic and studied in an orphanage in Mumbai. Mahesh used to jump over the wall of the orphanage to meet him. But after being caught, Lorien was expelled from there. Mahesh married Lorraine at the age of just 20 and named her Kiran, although this marriage lasted only 16 years. The couple has a daughter Pooja Bhatt and a son Rahul Bhatt from this marriage.
Lip kissing Pooja Bhatt came into limelight
In the 80s, a magazine cover of Stardust created a lot of ruckus in which Mahesh Bhatt was seen lip-kissing his daughter Pooja Bhatt on her lap. After the release of the magazine, Mahesh was surrounded by a lot of controversies. In an interview given to this magazine, Mahesh had said, if Pooja was not my daughter, I would have married her. Many people were enraged by this statement of Mahesh. After the controversy escalated, the filmmaker called the photo fake.
Had extra marital affair with Parveen Babi
Parveen Babi entered Mahesh’s life in the middle of his marriage with Kiran Bhatt and both started living in a live-in relationship. Mahesh Bhatt started liking Parveen Babi very much and always wanted to be with him, although the actress’s illness came between the two’s relationship. Parveen had a mental illness, for which treatment was not possible. For treatment for the actress, Mahesh also took her to famous doctors abroad, but this did not solve any problem.
According to doctors, Parveen was beginning to feel that everyone was the enemy of her life. The actress even talked about the threat of life to Amitabh Bachchan. Eventually, upset Mahesh Bhatt left Parveen and returned to his wife Kiran, after which their son Rahul was born. Parveen Babi shunned the world and started living alone. In the last days, Parveen was so alone that her dead body was also found from home two days after her death. After the death of the actress, it was Mahesh Bhatt who came forward to claim her body.
Changed religion to marry Soni Razdan
Synopsis Mahesh Bhatt and Soni started growing closer during the shooting of the film. Both got into relation. Soni’s father wanted Mahesh to divorce his first wife Kiran before marriage. Instead of divorcing Kiran, Mahesh converted to Islam and married Soni. He has two daughters Alia Bhatt and Shaheen Bhatt with Soni Razdan.
Kangana Ranaut had made serious allegations
Kangana Ranaut has appeared in Mahesh Bhatt’s Gangster. After Sushant’s death, Kangana had revealed that Mahesh had tried to raise his hand on her during the screening of the film Gangster and threw slippers at her. Mahesh had called all these allegations baseless.
Mahesh came into limelight after the news of his affair with Rhea Chakraborty
The names of Mahesh Bhatt and Riya Chakraborty started being associated with the film Jalebi. On these reports, Riya Chakraborty had presented clarification many times. After Sushant’s death, Riya and Mahesh’s chats came to the fore, after which people started blaming Mahesh Bhatt for Sushant’s death.