Mahesh Bhatt, who made his directorial debut with Sakat (1970) three decades ago, has bid goodbye to direction. He is well known for films like Arth, Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin, Janam, Saaransh, Naam, Zakhm, Inteha, Aashiqui, Criminal, Jism, Murder, Woh Lamhe among others. He has won three Filmfare Awards and two National Film Awards.
“I have said goodbye to direction. I am encouraging new talents. I am 64 years old now and at this age, encouraging upcoming talents is very satisfying,” Bhatt said.
The filmmaker, through his production banner Vishesh Films, has given a platform to many directors, actors and creative people with Bollywood dreams. The list includes Mohit Suri, emraan hashmi, Sunny Leone, Esha Gupta and many more.