Actress Pooja Bhatt turns 49 today. The actress who was missing from the screen for over a decade made her comeback in 2020’s Sadak 2 and will be next seen in Netflix’s Bombay Begums where she plays the role of Rani Singh Irani, a CEO of a successful bank in Mumbai.
Bhatt has always noted her father Mahesh Bhatt’s influence in her life but there was a time when all was not well between them. The biggest break in their relationship came when Bhatt decided to get married to his second wife, Soni Razdan.
According to the Hindustan Times, Bhatt had told his daughter about his extra-marital affair with Razdan and had given her space to vent her anger.
“He never hid anything from me. Once I was fast asleep and at around one-thirty in the morning, he woke me up from my deep slumber and told me, ‘Pooja I’m seeing another woman. I’m having an affair with her and I want you to know first’. This was even before my mom knew of it. So that shows how open and honest he is with me,” Pooja Bhatt had told Stardust in an interview.
“I went and told her that this is what was going on between your father and this girl. She just looked at me and she shook her head. I don’t know what it meant,” Mahesh Bhatt had shared with Simi Garewal in an episode of Rendezvous with Simi Garewal.
“There was resentment early on. She was this evil seductress who took their papa away. I let them express their rage, their anger,” he added.
[Image Credit: Pooja Bhatt]