Alia Bhatt posts pic from film with sisters Pooja, Shaheen and directed by dad Mahesh Bhatt
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Alia Bhatt posts pic from film with sisters Pooja, Shaheen and directed by dad Mahesh Bhatt

Pooja Bhatt has shared special memories from the only film which also starred her little sisters at the time, Alia Bhatt and Shaheen Bhatt.

bollywood Updated: Jul 19, 2018 18:06 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Alia Bhatt,Pooja Bhatt,Mahesh Bhatt
Alia Bhatt with Paresh Rawal while shooting for Tamanna.(Instagram)

Here’s a trip down a memory lane that is still full of surprises. Actor Pooja Bhatt shared a happy treat for all Bollywood fans on Thursday in an Instagram post. Pooja posted four pictures from her first film as a producer, 1997’s Tamanna, and also revealed that both her step-sisters, Alia Bhatt and Shaheen Bhatt, were also a part of the film.

The film was directed by her father Mahesh Bhatt and while it failed to do well at the box office, it did earn Pooja her first National Award. Alia and Shaheen were children at that time.

“Sister Act!! I was all of 24 when I produced my first film Tamanna-a true life story about a eunuch named Tikku,who during the holy month of Ramzan,found an infant abandoned in a garbage dump,her face half eaten by rats and brought her up as his very own. Tamanna dealt with the discomforting truth of female infanticide that plagues our country and proved that courage & largesse often are attributes of the truly marginalised-in this case a eunuch who gave Tamanna a new shot at life when her own father wanted her dead merely because she was born a girl.

“It was a dud at the box office but gave me great credibility as an actor and producer,even winning me my first national award. What most people don’t know though is that both my sisters @aliaabhatt & @shaheenb were in it too. Alia played a younger me and Shaheen played Ashutosh Rana’s daughter and even brought her own toys to the shoot which we used as props. So my father cast all three of his daughters in the same film... a fact that has been forgotten with time.

“I stumbled upon these photos today when I was continuing my obsessive,self assigned task of salvaging the tons of photo albums that lie discarded in a corner of our office. We are nothing but memories and these comprise some of the best!,” she captioned the photo.

Alia also shared a photo from the collage in which she can be seen as a child with Paresh Rawal. “Clearly throwing back this Thursday! Thanks pooj for the trip down memory lane,” she captioned the photo.

Alia also played a child actor in Sangharsh (1999), it was co-written by her father Mahesh Bhatt.

Alia is currently shooting for Kalank with Varun Dhawan, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt and others and also for Brahmastra with Ranbir Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan. Her last release, Raazi, was a big commercial and critical hit.

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First Published: Jul 19, 2018 18:02 IST