Pooja Bhatt: Would love to make a documentary on father's life

Actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt says she wants to capture all the facets of her father filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's life in a documentary as she has observed all his ups and downs with him.

Pooja Bhatt with her father Mahesh Bhatt
Pooja Bhatt with her father Mahesh Bhatt

“I would love to make a documentary on my father Mahesh Bhatt. What is interesting about Bhatt sahab is that he became more interesting personality after he left work. It is a common perception that filmmaker's life end when he leaves a film set's, but Bhatt sahab proved it wrong,” Pooja said while sharing insights about film industry at an event here.

From his linkup to late Bollywood star Parveen Babi to his inebriated past, Mahesh Bhatt has never hesitated in sourcing ideas for films like "Woh Lamhe" from his real life. And Pooja also wants to bring his life on screen.

While speaking at a session on the second day of the Jagran Film Festival here on Thursday, the actress noted that a biopic on her life would not be as intriguing as on her father.

“A film based on my life would not be as interesting as my father. I have not lived a life as enriching as my father. I have only been observer to his life so I think I'm the best person to make a documentary on him,” she said.

The 43-year-old actress may not find her life fascinating for silver screen, but Pooja plans to narrate her journey in a book.

“Life begins at 40. I could attempt writing. Life is taking me into different directions. I think I should start jotting down my life and then start writing my auto-biography in next five or ten years,” said Pooja, who was one of the jury members for the "Indian showcase" category in the sixth edition of the film festival.

With a line-up of films, workshops, sessions and interactions, the five-day fest, being held at Siri Fort Auditorium, promises to be a treat for every cinema fan.

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