Mahesh Bhatt slapped me thrice, claims Pak actress Meera
Pakistani actress Meera who debuted with Mahesh Bhatt’s banner opposite Ashmit Patel in ‘Nazar’ charges Mahesh Bhatt of physically and mentally abusing her. She claimed that Mahesh Bhatt who has been a Godfather to her slapped her when she wanted to work with other filmmakers.
The actress has also said that Mahesh Bhatt slapped her when she expressed her desire to meet filmmaker Subhash Ghai.
“He wanted me to only stick to his banner. One night, I had to meet Subhash Ghai at a hotel. Jab maine Maheshji ko kaha, toh woh bahut furious hue aur mujh par bahut chillaye, aur unhone mujhe do teen thappad bhi mare (When I told him I wanted to meet Subhash Ghai, he shouted at me and even spalled me thrice), " said Meera.
The Pak actress claims that Mahesh Bhatt was jealous of her growing stardom and he feared that she might not surpass him.
“Mujhe laga woh jealous thay mujhse jab main famous ho rahi thi. Woh nahin chahte thay ki main kisi aur director ke saath kaam karun (I thought he was jealous of me as I was becoming more famous than him. He did not want me to work with other directors).I got offers from big directors like Ram Gopal Varma, Mani Ratnam, Subhash Ghai and so on. He didn`t appreciate it at all,” she added.
The actress added that Mahesh Bhatt’s behavior compelled her to leave Bollywood.