The 80s Filmfare magazine published one of the most talked about and controversial photo of Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, where he locked lips with his daughter Pooja Bhatt. The picture was on the cover of the magazine. It also had one statement published saying that had she not been his daughter, he would have loved to marry her. Shocked right?  The headline on the Filmfare magazine said, "If Pooja wasn't my daughter, I'd have loved to marry her."


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Back then, this line had taken the entire nation by storm. Later, the filmmaker and the magazine, both were slammed for the article and the cover picture. 


A few years ago, at the controversial celebrity talk show Koffee With Karan, Alia shocked her fans and viewers by saying that she read a bizarre comment somewhere that she is the daughter of Pooja Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt. 

During the early age of his career, Mahesh got married to Lorraine Bright with whom he had two children, Pooja Bhatt and Rahul Bhatt. According to rumours, his blockbuster Aashiqui was inspired by his love story with Lorraine. Hmm! That is an interesting fact.


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Later, Mahesh fell in love with actor Parveen Babi and got separated from Lorraine. However, that relationship also didn't work because Parveen was suffering from schizophrenia. His other movie, Woh Lamhe featured Kangana Ranaut, and Shiney Ahuja was said to be based on Parveen and Mahesh's life.  

Later, Mahesh married upcoming actor Soni Razdan and had two daughters Alia Bhatt and Shaheen Bhatt.