Actor and Filmmkaer Pooja Bhatt attended press conference along with her father Mahesh Bhatt for the success of their radio show ‘Bhatt Naturally’ which airs on 98.3 FM Radio Mirchi on Wednesday in Mumbai. During media interaction, Pooja said that ‘Bhatt Naturally’ gave her opportunity to excavate herself.
Pooja Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt has talked about issues like extra-marital affair or sex so when asked which has been most interesting issue for them , Pooja said, “What I didn’t expected to be interesting like for example, we did a show on superstition and while doing that show, I thought what should I be talking about it but that became really interesting topic for me because while going through that show we realize there was so much that we had to share and I learnt so much from that so, I think it’s a process where we don’t even realize what is going to happen when we start doing that so, I think it’s wonderful because you excavate somewhere yourself”
When asked Pooja what tempted her to do this radio show which discusses various topics of society, Pooja said, “I think it was very selfish. Bhatt Saab (Mahesh Bhatt) rightly said ‘man is nothing but memories’ so with this I am getting an opportunity to spend time with my father. The time which I spend with my father is my inheritance and not some flat or money or some film. The time I have on this show with my father is permanently going to be there and this is something I will be able to go back to when I need to go back to it and I think that to be able to do a show where you can express yourself without hesitating is amazing. People often say that we want to be ‘you’ but they want you to be you in reference to what is comfortable to them. I feel each voice has its own face so when you listen to yourself on Radio you ask yourself is this really me? I am only doing this show simply because it gives me an opportunity to make memories with my father. I think when we are able to express opinions without any PR machinery in front of an audience so is really amazing so I am very grateful to 98.3 FM Radio Mirchi for that.”
Pooja Bhatt is always known for her no-nonsense and straight forward attitude so when Pooja why she gets angry, Pooja asked said, “Unfortunately, when a woman talks with a clear stance then, people feel that she is getting angry but when Mahesh ji speaks in a certain tone then people feel that he is very intense in his thought process but when woman is somewhat beautiful and if she is clear with her sexuality and says no clearly then people feel that why she is getting angry. People want me to be only glamour pose and want me to be subservient saying I don’t know what I want but thing is I know what I want and I know what I don’t want most importantly. In India, we are very comfortable when woman become Sita or Savitri but when woman acts like Kaali ma then we have problems with it so I am mixture of these opposite personalities. If people don’t agree with my opinions or doesn’t want listen to me then they should switch off their radio but I live , think the way I want because in that unfortunately ,I don’t have any choice as this is my nature. I feel this is example of patriarchal society where you want to see me smile but you don’t want to see fury of woman’s nature, you want to see only passive side of woman”
Talking about her show, Pooja said, “It is opportunity to speak to people directly. I feel in today’s world, we publicize false news more often than not so it’s refreshing to have show where people are talking form their heart without applying any PR process and more than that it’s a opportunity to spend time together with my father. We are creating memories. Through our show, we touching upon subjects where people avoid to discuss about it and I think we need more platforms where we can discuss topics more openly and I feel we need to normalize certain things because if in today’s date, if we talk about surrogate babies then I don’t why people get shock that we are talking about sex, I find it quite absurd”
On the show, Pooja Bhatt and Mahesh Bhatt touches upon certain taboo subjects in society so what was experience of doing this show, Pooja said, “See.. We have been doing this show since last three months. I feel when we talk from our heart then it reaches to the audience. We are not talking about these subjects just for being controversial. The way we breathe, same way we talk. I am the kind of person who does her work and don’t look back. We haven’t organized this press conference for anticipation. We have tested this show on people and after getting feedback we saying that this show has been accepted by people”
Talking about her future projects, “I am writing my first book. I am also ding a digital show that I am acting in and I making Sadak 2. I have radio show, digital show, novel and I have feature film.”