Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who has been godfather sorts to many Pakistani artists, has been accused of being possessive and abusive. And the one who has slapped such charges against him is none other than Meera, who made her debut in ‘Nazar’ opposite Ashmit Patel.
When TOI caught up with her in Karachi, the actress opened up about her hiatus from Indian cinema, saying Bhatt didn’t want her to work with anyone else, and even thwarted her visa process when she wanted to return.
After my success in my debut film, “Nazar”, I started getting a lot of offers from other renowned filmmakers, about which Mahesh Bhatt felt uncomfortable. I got offers from big directors like Ram Gopal Varma, Mani Ratnam, Subhash Ghaiand so on. He didn’t appreciate it at all, Meera replies.
She’s bizarre and innocent at the same time; she`s smart and then completely childlike the next instant. So you cannot feel outraged by her utterances and feel wronged. What Meera needs more than anything at the moment is a parental gaze, which screams out for an urgent need to rescue her from herself.