Mahesh Bhatt loses cool at an event, Alia Bhatt reacts
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt lost his cool when a reporter asked him: "So, you don't really want answers?" during a discussion on mental health and stress during a book launch event of Alia Bhatt's sister Shaheen Bhatt.
Mahesh Bhatt was talking about the importance of being a good listener when someone is battling with depression. He said Shaheen would simply call a friend and cry when she was battling the depression and would not "look for the answer". Just then a reporter stood up and asked him "So you don't really want answers", which triggered the filmmaker as a very animated Mahesh Bhatt yelled out: "There are no answers! There are pretenders who claim to have answers and they institutionalise those answers and they impose those answers with the butt-end of a gun."
Both Shaheen and mother Soni Razdan were seen calming down Mahesh Bhatt post the statement. "I warned you that this was gonna happen," a visibly uncomfortable Alia said into the mic as Mahesh Bhatt went on to say: "I have never pretended to my children that I was in possession of the virtues that people flaunt. That's why they feel they are not misfits with me. I am a misfit at 71."
Shaheen Bhatt's book talks about dealing with mental health issues and anxiety in the book I've Never Been (Un)Happier.