Mahesh Bhatt Reveals He Was An Alcoholic, But The Birth Of His Daughter, Shaheen Bhatt Changed Him

Mahesh Bhatt revealed he was an alcoholic, but after the birth of his first daughter, Shaheen Bhatt his life changed.


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Mahesh Bhatt Reveals He Was An Alcoholic, But The Birth Of His Daughter, Shaheen Bhatt Changed Him

Indian film director and producer, Mahesh Bhatt has been through a lot. While many won't understand his way of living and thinking, many love his way of seeing life. However, not many know that there was a phase in Mahesh Bhatt's life, where he started to turn into an alcoholic person. But the birth of his first child with Soni Razdaan changed his life, and he decided to quit it.

Mahesh Bhatt revealed he was so drunk that he had slept on the footpath

Recently, Arbaaz Khan interviewed Mahesh Bhatt for his show, The Invincible. During one of the segments, Arbaaz recalled when Mahesh battled alcoholism. The filmmaker shared that there was a time when he got so drunk that he spent the night on a footpath. He revealed that it was the time when he was living with his second wife, Soni.

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Further in his interview, Mahesh Bhatt revealed that he was becoming an alcoholic. And then, one day, a miracle happened, his second wife, Soni, gave birth to their first daughter, Shaheen. The moment when he held his then-newborn baby in his arm, she shrugged away due to the smell of alcohol. Well, that was the rejection that forced Mahesh to leave his habit. He was quoted as saying:

" I remember walking up to my house, I was living with Soni. She said. ‘What happened to you?’ I said, 'I don't know, I've become an alcoholic'.' And then a miracle happened. My first baby was born with Soni, Shaheen. When I came to the hospital, I was holding Shaheen in my arms and I went to kiss her, I got this feeling as if she moved away. She couldn't bear the fumes of alcohol. She couldn't have done, she was a baby, but this is what I hallucinated and projected. That did it."

Mahesh Bhatt further shared that after that day, he didn't have a single drop of alcohol. For those who don't know, Mahesh Bhat has four kids. He was earlier married to Lorrain Bright (Kiran Bhatt), and they had two children, Pooja Bhatt and Rahul Bhatt.

What do you think of Mahesh Bhatt's battle with alcoholism?

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