Alia Is A Star And I Don't Work With Stars: Mahesh Bhatt
NEW DELHI: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has never been hesitant in investing in newcomers and fresh talent. But when it comes to working with his own daughter, the young and vibrant Alia, he has his reservations.
Asked if he will ever work with his daughter, the 64-year-old, known for making serious and meaningful films including "Arth", "Saraansh", "Naam" and "Daddy", said an emphatic "No".
"She is a star in her own world, and I don’t work with stars," the film veteran told IANS.
With over four decades of experience in showbiz, he has given a chance to some of the then “not so known faces” who later went on to make a remarkable name in the film world. One such example is Anupam Kher, who witnessed a sudden boost in his career with his role in “Saaransh”.
Mahesh Bhatt's banner Vishesh Films has also launched Rahul Roy in “Aashiqui”, Sunny Leone in “Jism 2”, and Pakistani actress Sara Loren in “Murder 3”.
Alia, on the other hand, has became a youth icon, thanks to her successful roles so far. Be it for her role a student in her debut film “Student of The Year”, a kidnapped rich girl in “Highway”, an IIM student in “2 States” or a would-be-bride in “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania” - she won appreciation from all quarters.
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