Happy Birthday Mahesh Bhatt: This is how Alia and Pooja Bhatt wished their Dad

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New Delhi, Sep 20: Veteran Director Mahesh Bhatt has turned 69 on Wednesday.

Mahesh ventured into Bollywood in 1974 with “Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain”. But his movie “Saaransh”, was a stand-out film and was screened at the 14th Moscow International Film Festival. It became India’s official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for that year.

He went on to become one of the most recognized directors of Bollywood by giving both art-house works such as “Daddy” and “Swayam” as well as commercial romantic hits like “Awaargi”, “Aashiqui” and “Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin”. He next directed “Sadak” which remains his highest grossing film either directed or produced under the banner — Vishesh Films.

In 1994 he won the National Film Award – Special Jury Award for directing “Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke”. In 1999, he directed the autobiographical “Zakhm”. Bhatt has also produced contemporary films such as “Jism”, “Murder” and “Woh Lamhe”.

Mahesh Bhatt has not only given Bollywood some of the best films but also two talented daughters. If Pooja Bhatt ruled the 90s with her unconventional choices, his younger daughter Alia is happy making a name for herself in the film industry. And as the filmmaker turns 69 today, Alia and Pooja have shared a heart-warming message, where they have described him as a “mad teacher” and “a friend”.

Alia took to Instagram to wish her father on his special day and wrote, “My sunshine my rain, my old man who’s taught me of love AND pain! The maddest teacher alive. Happy birthday my friend! May we be father daughter in all the lifetimes the universe has to offer.”


Pooja shared some of her dad’s  quotes from a 1998 interview and wrote, “These words spoken in 1998 resonate today. Happy Birthday @MaheshNBhatt and thank you for being the father you are to more than your kids!”

Pooja also shared an old picture of Mahesh on his birthday and wrote, “Even though you hate birthdays @MaheshNBhatt you and my mother always made sure I had the best ones even though you couldn’t afford them.”

A string of celebrities including Shraddha Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, and Anupam Kher also wished  Mahesh Bhatt a year full of love, luck, and happiness.

Here’s wishing Mahesh Bhatt a very happy birthday

WeForNews Bureau

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