Ace filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who introduced his daughter Pooja Bhatt, in a heart wrenching sob tale DADDY is all set to reprise the same old classic film with a slight alteration. Briefing media, Pooja Bhatt said, “Yes, the new film is very much similar to our old classic DADDY but with a difference.”
Informing about the change in the film she said, “The original film depicted a story of an alcoholic father (Anupam Kher) who is brought up by his daughter. In the new film it is tale of a mother, played by me, who is supported by his child, when the society declines her.”
It may be noted that Pooja Bhatt would be seen on silver screen after 15 years. She was last seen in Rahul Bose’s film EVERYBODY SAYS I’M FINE (2001).
“It’s my father, Mahesh Bhatt, who has brought me out of the cocoon,” confides Pooja Bhatt. See informs, “One fine day my papa looked deep into my eyes and said, ‘I’ve got a story for you.’ It’s a gift from a father to his daughter and will celebrate my insanity.”
“Truly when I heard the story I was left thunderstruck. The heart melting tale gave me goose pimples and I embraced my papa with open arms for the fantastic script,” she smiles.
Giving details about the yet untitled film Pooja said, “The story depicts the emotional conflict of an aging actress and her poignant relationship with her abandoned illegitimate child.”
She adds, “The film tells the tale of a popular film actress who in her prime days delivers an illegitimate child. However to escape responsibility of a mother as it would ruin her successful filmy career she dumps her baby to a caretaker.”
“Years later she is hunted by the guilt and depression and takes to alcoholism. Later how her same illegitimate child helps her to restore dignity forms a spellbinding and moving climax,” quips Pooja Bhatt.