Director Mahesh Bhatt opens up about his thoughts on Sushmita Sen who once dated Vikram Bhatt. His comments on the actress and her personal life come days after she announced her relationship with Lalit Modi. Mahesh likewise said how Sushmita and Vikram grew fond to one another while shooting her first movie Dastak.
In a recent interaction with ETimes, Mahesh said, “I gave her an idea of Dastak and she instantly said yes. And the rest was history. But during the making of Dastak, Vikram’s romance with Sushmita started in Seychelles. Vikram was my right hand and used to be at the forefront, doing most of my work. So, he used to interact with her more vigorously. That’s how the romance began.”
He also added “I always remember her (Sushmita Sen) fondly. She was an unusual girl. What I salute her for is that she has lived her life on her own terms. She has the guts to live on her own dictates. My personal belief is that we must, in the second decade of the 21st century, give human beings the right to live life on their own terms. I think she has always been a person who has followed her heart and lived her life on her own terms.”
Mahesh described Sushmita as ‘unusual’ by the standards of the mainstream film industry. He said that she didn’t have the qualities of a ‘normal movie heroine’ when they met. Speaking about working with Mahesh, Sushmita prior uncovered how Mahesh Bhatt offered her a movie despite letting him know that she doesn’t know how to act. She additionally uncovered how Mahesh ‘broke her ambition’ in front of many people on the sets and left her crying.