My father (Mahesh Bhatt) won’t direct again: Alia

Actress Alia Bhatt is pretty much everywhere promoting her upcoming film ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’, which releases in theatres next weekend. While she and her co-star Varun Dhawan have been discussing the film and their characters at length, in a recent media interaction, Alia who is the daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt said her father would never director a film again.

“My father won’t direct a film again. He has made it very clear. He calls himself an extinct volcano, because he doesn’t want to direct again. But I will work with the production house. When I do work with them, I want it to be because we want to do that film together and not because I am in the family. That would be a wrong reason”

Alia, inspite of her success in recent years, hasn’t worked in a film under the Vishesh Films banner.

The banner’s fall and Alia’s rise has coincided. Their last few films – Raaz Reboot, Love Games, Hamari Adhuri Kahaani, Mr X, Khamoshiyan and City Lights – have all failed and undone the good work done by their biggest hit ‘Aashiqui 2’ in 2013.

Alia made her debut in Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year and is currently one of the top female stars in the industry.



  • @indicine
    how the hell is alia one of the top actress? Can you please explain that. nobody cares about alia except these pseudo intellectual critics. none of her movies except 2 states(maybe) has been appreciated by a larger section of the audience. The Critics might rate a “udta panjab” or a “higway”
    really high but the reality is most people didn’t ever care to watch it.

  • I doubt if he Mr Bhatt has directed any Big Established Superstar of 90s to date in any of his movies. Thank God people like Ajay and Akki were not his choice if not Mahesh Movies would have been Disasters both Critics and Audience review. Nobody will be even talking about those movies.
    No personal hatred towards Ajay and Akki just a fact.

  • If it is true then we should be thankful to his generosity and kindness .. But the real day will be when alia bhatt will quit acting ……

  • @amankapoor
    Her film DZ in 1200 screens-demonetization did 9 cr in opening day more than what HR’s Kaabil and MD had done in 2300-2800 screens.

    Dont worry she is gonna rule and be no.1 star of this country soon.

  • AkkiAjay yes you are right Mahesh Bhatt never directed flopsters like Ajay and Akki but can you tell me whose movie was Ajay devgn Nominated for Best Actor Award Filmfare in 1994? Film name Najayaaz devently average at Box office. Can you also tell me Which Flopster gave Mahesh Bhatt a National Award recognition for Zahkm in 1998? Go bachu go and educate yourself more.

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