Mahesh Bhatt turns an actor
First director and scriptwriter, then producer and now actor. Yes, Mahesh Bhatt is set to make his acting debut as a bald Buddhist monk in debutante director Mukul Misra’s Siddhartha.
Shivam Bhargav plays the title role while Shazahn Padamsee is his love interest. The film will be produced by Prabhat Pandey.
Whether he will actually shave off his hair or use prosthetics is still to be decided, but is confirmed that Bhatt is playing Lama in a story of a man’s search for truth after his life is shattered by betrayals.
Shivam is lost in the brothels of Varanasi before he goes to Manali where he is found by Bhatt sahab’s character who believes that Buddha is in him and helps him to get the answers he was looking for.
So how did Misra convince Bhatt to face the camera after all these years? ” I have worked with him in the past and we have a certain equation. I have acompany Trigger Happy Entertainment which makes film promos. We did promos of Aashiqui 2, Jannat 2, and Murder 3. But that’s not why he gave the nod to the project. He liked the role,” said Misra.
Bhatt, when contacted, said, “Yes, I’m doing Siddhartha. I liked Mukul’s narrative and his vision. Buddhism teaches you that everything is transient and I understand it. I think I can do justice to the role. I have met many lamas and had an intense interaction with the Dalai Lama. The story appealed to me and I could corelate with it because like the protagonist I too am always in the quest for answers to life.”
Buzz is, Bhatt leaves for Manali on March 5 for a 10-day schedule. “But get this straight, I am not an actor but a filmmaker, ” he added. Misra admitted that Bhatt will be almost “anchoring” the film with his inputs on the script and technicalities.https://www.page3mumbai.com/mahesh-bhatt-turns-actor/https://d1pwtov3hkz0fo.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/20140221134653/Mahesh-Bhatt-382.jpghttps://d1pwtov3hkz0fo.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/20140221134653/Mahesh-Bhatt-382-150x150.jpgBollywoodEntertainmentHot & HappeningNewsactor,buddha,mahesh bhatt,mukul misra,shazahn padamsee,shivam bhargav,siddharthaFirst director and scriptwriter, then producer and now actor. Yes, Mahesh Bhatt is set to make his acting debut as a bald Buddhist monk in debutante director Mukul Misra's Siddhartha. Shivam Bhargav plays the title role while Shazahn Padamsee is his love interest. The film will be produced by Prabhat...Shashi KantShashi Kant Pandidharitajooba@gmail.comAdministratorWho is this Man ? Dude , Myth or Mega Tech Guy ? Well, why not all ? I spend part of my days wondering how to combine my two loves, Digital Marketing and Technolgy . The rest of his time I spend trying to design killer technology.Mumbai : Page3