Ace filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is among those noteworthy names who never shies away from calling spade a spade even when it is hard for people to digest.
In his career span of about four decades, the director and producer has churned out some of the most noteworthy films. Besides, he launched talented actors like Kangana Ranaut and Emraan Hashmi.
Having given films like Saaransh, Daddy, and Aawargi, Bhatt has proved that he cannot be ignored whether one likes him or hates him.
But being a person of such a great stature makes him a man whose simplest opinions can turn into a big news for gossip mongers. Mahesh Bhatt has an opinion on every issue, be it political or social, a habit which has won him both - admirers and detractors.
We present before you some of the most hyped controversies of which Mahesh Bhatt was a part.
We all know that the recent season of Karan Johar's talk show Koffee With Karan kicked off a controversy. Mahesh's appearance on the show alongside Emraan Hashmi made it even more entertaining for the audience.
Want to know what was the hype all about?
Read the next point.
When Karan asked Bhatt to rank the actors on the basis of their ability to act, he played Aamir Khan in the end. Not only this, he accused Aamir and criticised film Delhi Belly produced by Aamir for being sleazy.
Can a father really do what Mahesh did? Our next slide will shock you.
The safest place for any girl is in her father's arms. What is the first thought that comes to your mind when you see this image? It is obviously something that relates to the pious and unconditional love of a father for her daughter.
But see what Mahesh did with his daughter Pooja.
Mahesh Bhatt shot to controversy and was slammed by fans after he shot for a magazine cover, which showed him having a liplock with his legitimate child. However, the quote which further fuelled the fire was as follows: "If Pooja wasn't my daughter, I'd love to marry her."
Any idea about his terms with his son? Read further to know about that.
During AIB Roast controversy, Bhatt told a private news channel that why no FIR was filed against Sonakshi Sinha, the daughter of BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha.
The 67-year-old director got a perfect rebuttal when Sonakshi told him that though her name was in some FIRs, Alia's name was missing.
The controversy pertains to a show titled Roast, where speakers from AIB made controversial statements about Bollywood celebrities. Later, FIRs were filed against speakers and also against Bollywood celebs who were present as audience at the event.
Rahul Bhatt who made headlines for his alleged association with 26/11 attacks accused David Headley has spoken openly about his strained relationship with his father Mahesh Bhatt. He also said that Mahesh never treated him like his child.
At Karan Johar's show, Mahesh Bhatt after calling Sanjay Leela Bhansali an overrated director, termed Kajol as the "most overrated actress" in the Hindi film industry. The answer left host Karan Johar speechless as he is a close friend and admirer of DDLJ actress. In the show, Bhatt also rated Barfi as an overrated film.
Isn't he utterly badass?
That's all folks.
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