Pooja Bhatt talks enjoying her grandmother in Zakhm: ‘A Muslim woman who took me to Siddhivinayak te… – Hindustan Times

Actor Pooja Bhatt has shared a warm post about participating in her grandmother in her dad’s 1998 strike movie, Zakhm. Speaking about the ‘true spirit of India,’ Pooja described how her grandmother was a Muslim girl who would get her to temples and churches.

“15th December 1998 is when our movie #zakhm obtained censored. A movie wherever I experienced the privilege of actively playing my grandmother, Shirin Nanabhai Bhatt-a Muslim girl who took me to Siddhivinayak temple each Tuesday & to church each and every Wednesday & Friday.That is the true spirit of India,” she wrote in a tweet. Pooja performed a youthful Kunal Kemmu’s mother in the film. The character was played by Ajay Devgn as a developed up.

15’Th December 1998 is when our movie #zakhm obtained censored.A film the place I experienced the privilege of actively playing my grandmother,Shirin Nanabhai Bhatt-a Muslim lady who took me to Siddhivinayak temple every Tuesday & to church each individual Wednesday & Friday.That is the genuine spirit of India 🙏❤️

— Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) December fifteen, 2019

Zakhm was a major critical and business achievement and a semi-autobiographical story of Mahesh Bhatt and his relationship with his mother. Shirin’s father was a Hindu even though her mom was a Muslim. Mahesh’s father was a film producer Nanabhai Bhatt. Talking about his mother and father, Mahesh experienced termed himself the ‘bastard-youngster of a one Muslim mother’.

“I recall asking my mom what the which means of my name was. She mentioned, I’ll request your father, he’s the 1 who named you. So, I waited until eventually the up coming time he came about and stated that Mahesh intended ‘Maha-Eesh’ the God of gods. But as a youngster I did not like this indignant God who beheaded his possess son. I’d have a lot preferred to be named after Ganesha. I utilised to rest with a little Ganesha beneath my pillow as a little one, he was my favorite deity. Just like Ganesha’s father, my father was a stranger to me. He was absent,” he stated in an job interview to screenwriter and author Kausar Munir.


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Zakhm was based on the Bombay riots of 1992 and starred Ajay with Sonali Bendre and Nagarjuna. It won Ajay his initial National Award for Ideal Actor.

Pooja has worked with her father once more in impending movie Sadak 2. Her 50 % sister and actor Alia Bhatt performs the lead in the film. Actors Sanjay Dutt and Aditya Roy Kapoor are also a component of the forged. Sadak 2 is the sequel of 1991 film directed by Mahesh and starring Pooja and Sanjay as potential customers.

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