Veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is a proud father of two daughters. Pooja Bhatt and Alia Bhatt have not only proved themselves as strong, independent women but have achieved remarkable success in their respective careers.
Talking about Alia, who is literally on a roll since the past few years with power-packed performances in films like Highway, Udta Punjab, Dear Zindagi and Raazi, Mr. Bhatt said that he is astounded by the variety of films she is doing.
There are media reports that Alia is going to tie the knot with her boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor next year. Reacting to this, he said: "I have never spoken about my children's private lives. They are adults and it is their prerogative. I would never demean and belittle them by talking about it in public. It's their right and if they want to talk about it or to remain silent about it; it's their choice. I respect what they do with their life."
Talking about Alia's journey, Mahesh Bhatt said: "I think Alia has made us very proud and she has astounded me in particular. I knew she was talented and she had this obsession of being in the movies. But movie after movie, I am astounded by her choices and the variety of films that she is doing. One of the proudest thing that happened to me as the father is that, she is doing all these things on her own and I feel that this is just the beginning for her."
Talking about what kind of advice he and his family constantly gives to Alia, Bhatt said: "One thing that we have collectively succeeded in advising her as a family is 'you may have achieved tremendous achievements today but you have only scratched the surface and have miles to go'. because I feel that the worst enemy of any person in any business is the delusion when he or she feels that I am the god's gift to mankind. She is good but there is always somebody far more brilliant than her. She should keep her eyes open to see that."
Alia has currently an interesting list of films lined up. She will next be seen in Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy, Abhishek Verman's Kalank, Ayan Mukerji's Brahmastra and Karan Johar's Takht.
(With IANS inputs)
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