Mahesh Bhatt wants daughter Alia to make it on her own

Wethinks the truth is that the fond papa could not resist a launch pad for his beti with someone who makes frivolous candyfloss films, unlike the realistic cinema that he is known for

Mahesh Bhatt has made many careers in his long run as a filmmaker. Remember John Abraham, Bipasha Basu, Emran Hashmi, Mallika Sherawat and his own first born, Pooja Bhatt? But when it came to his second daughter Alia, the Daddy man believed that she must be independent and learn things the hard way by making her own choices. And beti Alia seems to have got it right, at least with her first film. She will be launched alongside two new boys – Varun Dhawan (David Dhawan’s son) and Siddharth Malhotra- in Student of the Year, to be directed by Karan Johar and produced by Dharma Productions and Shahrukh Khan. The My Name is Khan filmmaker intends to recreate the magic of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in this one. Well, with an offer like that, we are sure the Bhatts knew that there is no better way to kickstart a filmi career than with a famous name. However, Alia’s doting father is not shying away from coughing up the moolah for his daughter’s launch. He promises to actually buy tickets to watch his laadli‘s debut film when it releases. Baap ho to aise hi!