Mumbai: Just like his films, Vikram Bhatt’s personal life has been unconventional in ways more than one. Married with a daughter, Bhatt threw the media into frenzy when he announced his notorious affair with former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen in the 90s. The eccentric persona that Mr Bhatt is, after his failed attempt at finding love in Miss Sen, he moved on to a much younger Ameesha Patel, which eventually died a slow death too.
Recently, while talking to the weekly magazine of a leading daily, the ace director admitted to have had made a mess of his life, “That was not because of Sushmita. That was because of what I’d done to my life. I had gotten divorced, my film Ghulam was yet to be released, I was only Sushmita Sen’s boyfriend, I was depressed, I missed my daughter like crazy...I had just made a mess of my life.”
Of all things he has messed up in his life, he regrets abandoning his family the most. “I regret hurting my wife and my child and abandoning them. I regret the pain I caused them. I always believe that when you’re not courageous, you become cunning. I did not have the courage to tell Aditi how I felt. And it was all happening together, it was a big mess.”
But Vikram Bhatt takes everything as a lesson, “I regret being weak at that time. Had I not been weak, things would have been different today. But when I look back in hindsight, it’s all about growing up, and everything teaches you something at least.”
The filmmaker is bold enough to admit that he never dated those gorgeous women with an intention of marrying them. “I don’t think any one relationship in my life has wrecked me. I think I am a collection of wrecks… No, I didn’t want to marry either of them. And it’s not like there’s any bitterness. There’s too much water under the bridge now.”...