Stardust (English) - - MOVIE MAIL BAG -

The story of her life has been noth­ing less than a chat­pata Bol­ly­wood film. A young girl, hail­ing from a filmi fam­ily, who’s has had a trou­bled child­hood to be­gin­ning her quest for find­ing her own self, Pooja Bhatt has seen it all. All of 17, a soulsearch­ing teenager, she de­buted with her papa Ma­hesh Bhatt’s home pro­duc­tion Daddy in 1989 and this tal­ented young nymphet didn’t get a chance to look back post her hit film Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahi in 1991. De­liv­er­ing a string of hits like Sadak, Tamanna, Zakhm, she also went on to win a Na­tional Award for her im­pec­ca­ble act­ing skills. The al­lur­ing beauty chose to rise above the emo­tional strug­gle she had to face ini­tially to evolve as an ac­tor, pro­ducer and even­tu­ally direc­tor and shine rather than merely be­ing daddy’s princess and liv­ing off his fame. And what makes this pretty lass stand out is the fact that she has al­ways called a spade a spade, be it her work, the list of men she’s dated to her sep­a­ra­tion from her hus­band Mu­n­ish Makhija to al­co­holism and her per­sonal equa­tions with peo­ple, she has grown and, how! As she com­pletes 29 years in Bol­ly­wood this year, this stun­ning damsel is ex­pected to re­turn to the sil­ver screen af­ter a brief sab­bat­i­cal with the re­make of her hit film Sadak 2. And we can only wait and watch whether her come­back will make us ap­plaud or will it be a dud at the Box of­fice. Only time will tell! Words: Shar­bani Mukher­jee

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