Mumbai: Actress Alia Bhatt says her father and veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is quite competitive in many ways — even when it comes to boyfriend matters.
Alia spoke of this during an appearance on an episode of ‘Vogue BFFs’ with her father.
When the show’s host Kamal Sidhu asked Alia if he was a possessive dad, she said: “He is territorial! If I’ve gotten XYZ a present, he’s like, ‘Where’s mine? How much have you spent on that? How much have you spent on mine?’ If my sister’s boyfriend gets her something, he’d say, ‘I can get you two, I can get you three!” He’s competitive, he’s always been competitive!”
Talking about being liberal about his daughter’s relationships, Mahesh said: “You must not forget that I had Pooja as my first child, girl child and she really out-distanced everyone! She (Alia) came 20 years later, by then the world had changed, India had changed, the environment had changed.
“And if I could be as easy with Pooja and in fact, I had to earn the wrath of my near and dear ones that I was being a little too liberal. I said, ‘Who the hell gives me the authority to dish out some value systems which I myself have violated!”.
Mahesh added that he would be jealous if Alia — who is rumoured to be dating actor Sidharth Malhotra — ever got a man who reminded him of his younger self.
“I would be very jealous to be unseated from her heart as the most important male, and ain’t I happy that I am occupying this privileged position here, on this great show, as her best friend! So, all the men out there should know who is very special for her. So I would say that I would hate to lose that little space that I think I’m privileged to have… I would hate to be displaced,” he said.
The episode will air on Saturday on Colors Infinity.