Filmmaker and actor Mahesh Bhatt says that despite having different political ideology, he still has a lot of love for Anupam Kher and that is the beauty of diversity.
Director Mahesh Bhatt was interactinf with media at the Anupam Kher’s book launch titled ‘Lessons Life Thought Me Unknowingly’ on Thursday in Mumbai.
Anupam Kher is a self proclaimed right-wing politics and Mahesh Bhatt is liberal in his views. Despite stark opposite ideologies both share a working partnership which has stood the test of time.
When asked about despite having completely opposite political ideologies what keeps them together, Mahesh Bhatt said, “I am really glad that this question came. I would like you (audience) to keep wondering about what keeps us together irrespective of our totally different political ideologies. I remember before 2014 general elections, Karan Thapar (journalist) who tried to pitch us against each other in a television interview and that time, Anupam Kher took me on and disagreed with me”
“He has the power and the audacity to tear me to bits when he believes in it. And I think that’s my success that I did not indebted him in any way. I think that’s what free societies and homes are. Love is not dependant on the diverse views that you may have. Why can’t we live under that sky where we may disagree with each other vehemently? And what can’t we retain the elemental love and affection that is essential for the survival of human race?”
Bhatt said his heart fills with pride when Kher flies high in the sky, he said, “Anupam Kher is my own. I have given birth to him. When he flies, my hearts fills with pride. When he takes me on and when he disagrees with me, it’s a sign that this is the kind of mind you must inculcate. You cannot make people who are clones of you. I have something against a society which reduces everybody into one kind of a being. He has distinct fingerprint and world-view. I respect that and I think that is what keeps us together”
Mahesh Bhatt is returning to direction after many years with ‘Sadak 2’ which stars Sanjay Dutt, Pooja Bhatt, Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur in lead roles.