Mahesh Bhatt’s son Rahul Bhatt vented out in one of the interviews against his father, where he made some surprising revelations.
Rahul Bhatt was last looked at as one of the Bigg Boss contestants. Besides that, when his name was linked with the Mumbai bombings of 26/11 he also came into the limelight. His name in connexion with the genius David Headley has been highlighted.
He got close and persona in one such recent interview and spilt his sad secrets of feeling left out in the sibling line. He laments that Mahesh Bhatt is always pointing out his three daughters, Pooja Bhatt, Shaheen Bhatt and Alia Bhatt, and never Rahul.
“My father Mahesh Bhatt never treated me like his own child. It’s the raw uncut truth about my relationship with my father. Perhaps if Mr Mahesh Bhatt had been a father to me I wouldn’t have got into the friendship with Headley.”
Talking about his growing up years he said, “My childhood insecurities, the lack of a father figure in my growing years were lacunas in my life that Mr.Headley used to win over my confidence. I was vulnerable. I had no father to guide me in my growing years.”
He also added, “I maintain my father has always been indifferent to me. He has always treated me like a bastard. I felt like Andy Garcia in The Godfather 3.”
He also admitted, however, that those are the very encounters that made him thick-skinned and stronger.
“I am not a bitter person. I think I am a ‘better’ person because of Mr Bhatt’s treatment. I believe what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”
In the end, he adds, “I grew up with these feelings of anger and resentment which would have easily been harnessed by Mr Headley. That’s what bothers me. I think I escaped miraculously from real damage.”