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I was ashamed of cheating on my wife: Mahesh Bhatt

New Delhi: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says his films "Arth", "Zakhm" and "Daddy" were inspired from his personal experiences of cheating on his wife, being an illegitimate child and that of being an alcoholic.

"What people are ashamed of usually makes a good story... I was ashamed of cheating on my wife, of being a child born out of wedlock, of being an alcoholic. These emotions created `Arth`, `Zakhm` and `Daddy`," Bhatt posted on micro-blogging website Twitter.

His 1982 movie "Arth" is said to be a semi-autobiographical account of his extra-marital relationship with yesteryear diva Parveen Babi. "Woh Lamhe", released in 2006, is reportedly based on Parveen Babi`s battle with schizophrenia and her relationship with Bhatt.

"Daddy" is a story about a young daughter who rescues her father from the brink of destroying himself from alcoholism. The critically acclaimed "Zakhm" is the story of an illegitimate child, played by Ajay Devgan.

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