It’s never easy to really come out and talk about a past that was always under public scrutiny, but filmmaker Vikram Bhatt did it nonetheless. In a recent interview to HT Brunch, Vikram spoke candidly about his darkest phase of life, how he had suicidal thoughts after his marriage with chilhood sweetheart Aditi broke off, and also about trying BDSM.
His daughter, Krishna Bhatt, shared the interview with the nicest tweet, supporting her dad’s decision of being so open about his life.
To which, Vikram replied:
Love you beta https://t.co/tW0BPy3PYC— Vikram Bhatt (@TheVikramBhatt) April 30, 2017
In his interview, Vikram said: ““I regret hurting my wife and my child and abandoning them. I regret the pain I caused them. I always believe that when you’re not courageous, you become cunning. I did not have the courage to tell Aditi how I felt. And it was all happening together, it was a big mess,” he says. “I regret being weak at that time. Had I not been weak, things would have been different today. But when I look back in hindsight, it’s all about growing up, and everything teaches you something at least.”
When his marriage ended, Vikram had even contemplated suicide, wanting to jump from the balcony of his house on the sixth floor.
“That was not because of Sushmita. That was because of what I’d done to my life. I had gotten divorced, my film Ghulam was yet to be released, I was only Sushmita Sen’s boyfriend, I was depressed, I missed my daughter like crazy...I had just made a mess of my life,” says Vikram. “I don’t think any one relationship in my life has wrecked me. I think I am a collection of wrecks.”
In another tweet, he admitted how difficult it was for him to open up.
But it takes a lot out of you https://t.co/aSansURwSs— Vikram Bhatt (@TheVikramBhatt) April 30, 2017
Krishna works with Vikram at his production house with him.
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