Vikram Bhatt recently confessed more about his alleged affairs with Bollywood actors Ameesha Patel and Sushmita Sen. The director spoke about his personal life like never before and revealed that he feels more like a collection of wrecks, and it was not any single relationship that ruined him. Vikram Bhatt worked with Sushmita Sen when he wrote Dastak, which was directed by Mahesh Bhatt. He also directed a film called Ankahee, which is apparently based on Sushmita Sen, and stars Ameesha Patel. The director was known to have had an affair with both of them, but it was apparently his relationship with Sushmita Sen that broke his marriage with childhood sweetheart Aditi.
Vikram’s relationship with Sushmita Sen was one of the most talked about affair in Bollywood. In fact, it was also being said that his closeness with Sushmita led to his divorce and a devasted Vikram even tried to commit suicide by jumping from the balcony of his house on the sixth floor. When asked about it, Vikram said, ”That was not because of Sushmita. That was because of what I’d done to my life.”
“That was not because of Sushmita. That was because of what I’d done to my life. I had gotten divorced, my film Ghulam was yet to be released, I was only Sushmita Sen’s boyfriend, I was depressed, I missed my daughter like crazy…I had just made a mess of my life,” says Vikram. “I don’t think any one relationship in my life has wrecked me. I think I am a collection of wrecks.”
After Bhatt broke up with Sushmita, he came into a relationship with actress Ameesha Patel, but sadly that also didn’t work out for the two of them. Recently, Vikram also released a novel, titled A Handful of Sunshine, which is said to be partially based on the incidents of his own life.
When they meet again years later, they decide to dump their respective significant others and try another chance at happiness. “It’s not autobiographical; it’s sourced from real life, inspired by real life,” clarifies Vikram. However, he does make it clear that there’s no mention of his high profile relationships with Sushmita or Ameesha Patel here. In fact, he denounces his time with them completely. “There’s nothing about Sushmita or Ameesha in this book. While they may have been my most-known relationships, I think they were the shallow ones.”
Bhatt, however, does talk about his regret of cheating on his wife, Aditi, and abandoning her and his daughter. “I regret the pain I caused them. I always believe that when you’re not courageous, you become cunning. I did not have the courage to tell Aditi how I felt. And it was all happening together, it was a big mess. I regret being weak at that time. Had I not been weak, things would have been different today. But when I look back in hindsight, it’s all about growing up, and everything teaches you something at least.” Bhatt has now made amends with his wife and works with his daughter in his production house.
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