Alia Bhatt and Pooja Bhatt | Image: Instagram
Pooja Bhatt lately has been addressing the many controversies around her life in her recent interviews. In one such interview, the actor-director for the first time addressed the rumours claiming Alia Bhatt is her daughter, owing to their spitting resemblance. Both Mahesh Bhatt's daughters share an age difference of around 21 years.
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In a recent interview, YouTuber Siddharth Kannan informed Pooja that Alia laughed out loud on a show while reacting to such claims. Replying to it, Pooja said that these rumours are "absurd" and "idiotic". She added that such rumours tell more about the person who is the subject of the rumour.
"Ye toh humare desh mein bahut purani cheez hai (This is not new in our country). Start talking about somebody’s relationship with their daughter or with their bhabhi or with their sister or with their whatever. Now, how do you counteract that? Ke aap iss cheez ko dignity bhi de sakte hai respond kar ke? It is absurd," said Pooja Bhatt.
(A throwback picture of Pooja and Alia | Image: @AliaBhattCafe/X)
Pooja Bhatt is Mahesh Bhatt's daughter with Kiran Bhatt aka Lorraine Bright who he married in 1970. The couple also share a son, Rahul. However, Bhatt and Bright separated and the filmmaker married Soni Razdan in 1986. Together, they have two daughters -- Shaheen and Alia Bhatt.
In the same interview, Pooja Bhatt opened up about her half-sister Alia's daughter Raha. She said that every 20 years the Bhatt family gets a beautiful girl. First, it was her, then Alia and now it is Raha.