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Pooja Bhatt to do a web series on her father

Biopic on Mahesh Bhatt which Pooja Bhatt had originally planned as a feature film will now be a web series.

bollywood Updated: Aug 20, 2016 17:32 IST
Subhash K Jha
Subhash K Jha
Hindustan Times
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Mahesh Bhatt with daughter Pooja Bhatt.

Filmmaker-actor Pooja Bhatt, who had planned a feature film on her father, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, has now decided to make it into a web series. “I am actually doing a biopic on him as a mini series for the digital space. A life like that can’t be captured in a mere two hour capsule and needs to be told truthfully and completely,” she says.

Read: My life is too controversial for a biopic: Mahesh Bhatt

The proud daughter feels Mahesh, 67, is the kind of inspirational figure whose experiences can enrich generations to come. “If you think about it, my dad’s films Arth (1982), Janam (1985), Daddy (1989), Aashiqui (1990), Zakhm (1998)... these are all chapters of Mahesh Bhatt’s life. The biopic will make for compelling viewing,” says the 44-year-old who made her directorial debut with Paap (2004).

The question is, who will play Mahesh Bhatt? Apparently, Mahesh’s nephew, actor Emraan Hashmi is the prime contender for the role.

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First Published: Aug 20, 2016 17:32 IST