Mumbai: We have known director Mahesh Bhatt for his upfront behaviour. He has never shied away from speaking his mind about any topic under the sun. Seems like younger brother Mukesh Bhatt is no less.
At a recent interview by a television channel, Mukesh was questioned about southern actresses making a mark in Bollywood. The filmmaker was specially asked about Asin’s rising popularity in B-Town. But the filmmaker had a different opinion about the actress and said, “I don’t feel that she has a great future in Bollywood.”
When he was pointed out that Asin was part of two major hits in the recent past, Bhatt categorically said that how the films were successful because of the presence of huge stars ( Aamir Khan in ‘Ghajini’ and Salman Khan in ‘Ready’) and not because of Asin.
“Her role in both the films was nothing great and the film did not do well because of her performance. No, not at all,” said Bhatt.
The maker of films like ‘Murder 2,’ ‘Raaz’ also adviced Asin to do more challenging roles in future and said, “Just being a beautiful actress in a film with superstars in not enough. If you want to leave your footprints before you are dead and gone, you must do some films for your obituary also.”
Well, hope Asin is listening and taking the advice from the filmmaker in the right spirit.