It isn’t easy being a Bhatt in Bollywood at this point in time.
While Alia Bhatt is under attack for allegedly being a privileged product of nepotism , her father Mahesh Bhatt is being linked to Sushant Singh Rajput’s death in all kinds of bizarre and sordid ways.
As though there wasn’t enough trouble already , Sanjay Dutt, the film’s leading man has been diagnosed with cancer.
In an exclusive chat, Sadak 2’s producer Pooja Bhatt says she has resolved to relegate the negativity to the ‘disposable’ bin. “I focus on the path ahead. Sadak2 has been the most fulfilling and enriching journey for each and every person to have worked on it. As is said,it’s never the destination but the path that leads to it that makes life what it is.”
Pooja who played the main female lead in the Sadak in 1991 is now a picture hanging on the wall in Sadak 2.
Pooja laughs, “I am more than that. I had the privilege of working with my father as an associate director in Sadak 2. Life has certainly come full circle in more ways than one.I feel blessed and privileged to be still working on something I love,and with a team I love even more at a time when the world is grappling with uncertainty due to covid 19.”
Amidst all the negativity Pooja urges the audience to approach Sadak 2 with an open mind. “Just watch the film with an open heart. If it touches you,spread the word. If it doesn’t,still spread the word. Sanju (Dutt) is brilliant in the film. Do give him his due if you feel his performance is worthy enough. That’s all I ask.”