Won’t speak about my children’s private life, says Mahesh Bhatt
While rumours of his daughter Alia Bhatt’s marriage have been doing rounds, the veteran filmmaker refuses to confirm or deny.
With more than a few good films to her credit, Alia Bhatt is quickly becoming an actress to be reckoned with. But father and filmmaker, Mahesh Bhatt, says that Alia makes the big decisions all by herself. “Alia has made all of us very proud. She has astounded me, though I knew that she is talented. She has an obsession with movies. But movie after movie, I have been astounded by the writing of the films she has chosen.
And one of the proudest moments for me is that she has done it on her own. I feel that it is just the beginning,” says Mahesh. But the prudent filmmaker shares that he also has a piece of advice for his daughter.
“One thing that we have collectively suggested to her is, ‘Alia, you may have achieved tremendous success today. But you have miles and miles to go. The only enemy in any business, be it fame, money or glory, is to get this delusion that I am God’s gift to mankind. You must always remember that there is somebody more brilliant and she must keep her eyes open to see that,’” says Bhatt.
While rumours of Alia’s marriage have set many a tongue wagging, Mahesh says that he has immense respect for his children’s private lives. “I have never spoken about my children’s private life. They are adults; it is their prerogative. I would never demean them or belittle them. It is their right. Whether they choose to talk about it or remain silent, it is up to them,” says Bhatt.