I have to knock her door three times: Mahesh Bhatt on Alia

  • Torsha Sen, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 14, 2015 17:31 IST
Alia Bhatt will soon be seen opposite Shahid Kapoor in Shaandaar.

Mahesh Bhatt says he is proud of his daughter Alia Bhatt, but he does not wish to interfere in her private life. “I respect her right as an individual, having a life of her own and I have no business to step into it. Even now when she is grown up, if I want to enter her room, I’ve to knock the door three times. If she is free then I open the door, else not,” he says and adds, “I am proud of my little girl and I applaud her every time I see her doing something sensational in the world of performing arts. But her private life is private, I’d never gatecrash into the lives of anybody, not even my children.”

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When asked if he gets worried about Alia’s link-up rumours, the 67-year-old says, “I also grew up in this world. I fell in love, had relationships — some worked some didn’t. I’m her father, I’m a friend and I respect her. She’s in charge of her own destiny, she’s in the driving seat of her own journey and we must respect that.” Mahesh further adds, “Your children may come through you, but they are different. They have a world view of their own, a destination of their own and I, as a parent, can only facilitate that journey, if asked.”

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