‘I wouldn’t be able to do Sarkai Lo Khatiya’
Dino (Morea) asked, ‘Baba (Sanjay Dutt) Bol raha hai usse Sunny Leone chahiye (for an item song in a film).’ I replied, ‘Bol do Baby bol rahi hai, nahin’ POOJA BHATT, ACTOR-FILMMAKER
In a rare interview, actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt opens up about her life, priorities, pets and peeves.
Your stepsister Alia says you’re the only one the entire Bhatt family (including your father Mahesh Bhatt) listens to…
Is that true? I don’t know. But I do know that I have a conscience and moral values. I won’t compromise just because it is convenient for me. A friend suggested I write my autobiography. But I’ve to tell the truth. And I can’t do that because it involves other people’s lives.
Do you often come face to face with the truth about yourself?
I believe when you are given a special life you owe it to the universe to be yourself. I think in India women with their own mind are still resented. A woman with a vagina, b**bs and a brain is considered very intimidating.
How do you deal with Bipasha Basu or Sunny Leone moving away after getting
There is no loyalty in this business, don’t you know that? With Sunny Leone it was the question of who would bell the cat? I had the gall to do that. I remember Sanjay Dutt sending a message to Dino Morea saying they wanted Sunny Leone for an item song in Ram Gopal Varma’s Department. If they wanted her they should’ve asked me. Instead Dino asked, ‘Baba (Dutt) Bol raha hai usse Sunny Leone chahiye.’ I replied, ‘Bol do Baby bol rahi hai, nahin.’
You’ve been a rebel all your life...
Today, I see Karan Johar finally attain puberty at 42. Everybody in the film industry is now discovering that turning pointing in their lives at 40-plus. I got there at 17. Thanks to Manisha Koirala and me today’s girls admit to a boyfriend. They even kiss in public. I was very happy kissing on screen. But if you asked me to sing a double-meaning song like Sarkai Lo Khatiya I wouldn’t be able to do it. I want to ask if any of my contemporaries are doing what I am? No. End of discussion.