It is well-known that Pooja Bhatt shares a close bond with her father Mahesh Bhatt. It was in 1994, Pooja and Mahesh grabbed attention after they posed for a photo on the cover of a magazine. The cover photo featured the father-daughter duo kissing. It landed both of them in controversy. Now, in a recent interview, Pooja was asked about the viral kissing picture and whether she regrets it.
Pooja breaks silence over viral kissing pictures with father Mahesh Bhatt
Speaking with Siddharth Kannan, Pooja said, “No, because I see it very simple, and I think that unfortunately jo hota hai, a frozen moment can be represented and misrepresented in any way. 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’. (I remember Shah Rukh Khan once told me that when you have kids, often the child asks the parents to give them a kiss). And they go this way.”
Pooja added, “Main ab bhi iss umar mein bhi wahi 10-pound ki bacchii hoon for my father. Woh zindagi bhar wahi rahenge for me (Even at this age, I’m still the same 10-pound kid for my father. He will always remain the same for me).”
Mahesh Bhatt and Pooja Bhatt
The actress further described the cover photo as an ‘innocent moment’. “People will do what they want to. I am not going to sit here and defend it. If someone can question a father-daughter bond like this, they are capable of thinking the worst,” said Pooja.
Pooja was last seen in the Salman Khan-hosted show Bigg Boss OTT 2. The actress’ journey was full of ups and downs. She played the game well and was also in the finale alongside Abhishek Malhan, Bebika Dhurve, Manisha Rani, and Elvish Yadav. Elvish emerged as the winner of the second season.
Post Bigg Boss OTT 2, Pooja recently enjoyed a vacation with Bebika Dhurve.
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