As the Bollywood’s favourite controversy-maker Mahesh Bhatt enters into another trouble with the Revelation of Rangoli Chandel, it is good to know a few facts for which the filmmaker was hunted.
“He is always right when he says the wrong things. Simple!” Mahesh Bhatt’s long-time associate Salim Khan says this, these words sum up the life, career and public persona of the filmmaker who has given the country’s industry gems like Arth and Saaransh.
With many autobiographical accounts of his life’s ups and downs portrayed through his films and an even more blunt expression of his worldview otherwise have given us enough insight on his personal life.
Having been raised by a Muslim single mother, Mahesh Bhatt on the contrary was never averse to the idea of marriage. In fact, he went on the tie the knot with his childhood sweetheart Lorraine Bright, who was later renamed Kiran. She is the mother to Pooja and Rahul Bhatt.
However, married life was not a bed of roses for Mahesh and Kiran though. The director had an extra-marital affair with superhit actress Parveen Babi, who he later moved in with. Unfortunately, she fell prey to paranoid schizophrenia, a rare medical condition and the love story had a tragic ending. Bhatt has portrayed this sad reality through many of his films including the Kangana Ranaut starrer Woh Lamhe.
After a tough divorce with Kiran cupid struck Mahesh Bhatt once again; this time with Soni Razdan. But given the delay in the divorce, the filmmaker accepted his mother’s religion Islam in order to get married to Razdan. The couple has two daughters, hit actress Alia and Shaheen.
Known to speak his mind in sometimes outlandish manners, Mahesh Bhatt got himself embroiled in another controversy when he once appeared on the cover of Filmfare magazine kissing eldest daughter Pooja.