Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is seen speaking openly about all aspects of his life. Recently, he has shared some bitter childhood-related memories of him. He recounted how he was seen as an ‘illegitimate child’ due to circumstances. In a new episode of Arbaaz Khan’s chat show ‘The Invincibles’, Mahesh Bhatt reveals how his mother had to hide his identity and live as a Hindu despite being a Muslim.
Please say here that Mahesh Bhatt, who was born in the marriage of a Muslim mother and a Hindu father, spoke about the time when he was stigmatized as an ‘illegitimate child’. He said: “I was born in 1948, this was post-independence India and my mother was a Shia Muslim, but we lived in Shivaji Park, where most of the people were Hindus and they hid their identities and wore saris, had tikas.”
Mahesh Bhatt said that his house was called ‘illegitimate house’. He told about his father who was a film producer who lived with his second family in Andheri. Mahesh Bhatt said: “When he came to our house, I felt that a stranger had come. I would meet people who would corner me and ask me about my father.” He also said that he was similarly harassed until he lied about his birth and his father. He finished.
During this, he also talked about his first win. Speaking of her first income at the age of 15 or 16, which was Rs 53, Mahesh said, “I remember taking it to my mother and showing it to her with pride.” I went and said ‘money’. She saw it and put it in her blouse and said ‘Isko mai apne kalje ke paas rakhoongi’.