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Early life and family
Mahesh Bhatt was born to Nanabhai Bhatt, (1915–1999), a Hindi film director-producer. His father was a Gujarati Hindu and mother a Shia Muslim. Nanabhai’s brother, Balwant Bhatt (1909–1965) was also a Hindi film director. In 1970 Bhatt dropped out of college to enter films.
Bhatt’s films show an unusual engagement with the psychological damage arising from infringement of social norms, situations which are characteristic deep mental/emotion damage and trauma. These films provided challenges of characterization to their actors, who included both parallel and mainstream stars. Bhatt himself is known for making both art films with realistic topics and commercial films which include a wide division of action, comedy and thriller films.
His serious films demanded strong performances from the performers, and actors who worked under Bhatt’s hand have won awards for their performances in his films, like National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards. Whatever the concept may be his movies always contain a relationship of friendship. That can be marked in his Zeher, Woh Lamhein, Paap, Jism etc.