What Pooja Bhatt Said About Kissing Father Mahesh Bhatt On Magazine Cover In 1990
New Delhi: Back in 1990, Pooja Bhatt photo on the front cover of a magazine kissing dad Mahesh Bhatt had created quite a stir. The ‘Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin’ actress, who appeared on Salman Khan’s ‘Bigg Boss OTT 2,’ recently opened up about the controversial photo.
During a recent interview with Sidharth Kanan, the actress-filmmaker said she didn’t regret doing it because, “I see it very simply, and I think that unfortunately jo hota hai, a frozen moment can be represented and misrepresented in anyway. Aur mujhe yaad hai Shah Rukh ne mujhe yeh kaha tha when you have daughters, jab hi aapke bacche chote hai, how often child just say, ‘Mummy papa give me a kiss’. And they go this way. Mai ab bhi is umer mein bhi wahi 10-pound ki bacchi hoon for my father. Vo jindagi bher wahi rahege for me.”
Adding, she said, “So it was a moment that was absolutely innocent which was captured. Aur uske conotation jo hai, jinko padhna hai vo padhge, jinko dekhna hai vo dekhege. Aur mai is cheej ko defend karne nahi baithi. Agr log baap aur beti ke rishte ko alag najariye se dekh sakte hai toh vo kuch bhi kar skte hai. Fir hum baat karte hai family values ki. Bahut kamal ka joke hai.”
Pooja Bhatt qualified for the finale alongside Elvish Yadav, Abhishek Malhan, Bebika Dhurve and Manisha Rani on Big Boss OTT2. Later, Mahesh Bhatt also made an appearance on the show to support her. He also interacted with other contestants and shared several anecdotes about his daughter.