Rahul Bhatt on father Mahesh Bhatt: He treated me like a bast**d
Whenever talks about Mahesh Bhatt and his children begins its mostly about Pooja Bhatt, Shaheen Bhatt and Alia Bhatt, his son Rahul Bhatt is always out of the picture.
Apart from his stint in Bigg Boss and connection with 26/11 mastermind David Hedley, Rahul Bhatt is remembered for his sensational interview against Mahesh Bhatt.
They both never shared a warm relationship, as stated by Rahul. He said, "My father Mahesh Bhatt never treated me like his own child. It's the raw uncut truth about my relationship with my father. Perhaps if Mr Mahesh Bhatt had been a father to me I wouldn't have got into the friendship with Headley"
He further said, "My childhood insecurities, the lack of a father figure in my growing years were lacunas in my life that Mr.Headley used to win over my confidence. I was vulnerable. I had no father to guide me in my growing years," Rahul had told TOI.
He further added, "I maintain my father has always been indifferent to me. He has always treated me like a bastard. I felt like Andy Garcia in The Godfather 3. "However,he also added that he had not become bitter by all the experiences he had had.In fact, those experiences were the ones, which made him stronger.
He said in the same interview, "I am not a bitter person. I think I am a 'better' person because of Mr Bhatt's treatment. I believe what doesn't kill you makes you stronger"
"I grew up with these feelings of anger and resentment which would have easily been harnessed by Mr Headley. That's what bothers me. I think I escaped miraculously from real damage," he added.