Shaheen Bhatt, the daughter of famous director Mahesh Bhatt, released her book ‘I’ve Never Been (un)Happier’ at a glamorous and honest event that brought together Bollywood glitz and literary brilliance. The event wasn’t just a book launch; it was also a look at the power of honesty in a society that hides behind masks.
As everyone turned their attention to the stage, Shaheen’s sisters, Alia Bhatt and Pooja Bhatt, sat down, which meant they were going to talk to each other. Alia’s questions led them to talk about being honest and what role it played in their lives. The conversation that followed showed how honesty is complicated in the world of Bollywood.
Pooja said with a sly grin, “This is in our genes. I think we got it from our father Mahesh Bhatt.” You just tell people how things are, not how they want you to say them.” When Pooja Bhatt turned to Alia and said, “You haven’t inherited the same thing because you’ve been able to separate them both,” it was clear that she was being honest. She was talking about Alia’s unique ability to handle the two sides of the entertainment business, where being real can be both a strength and a weakness. Pooja and Shaheen, on the other hand, got caught up in a world where being honest often went against what people thought was right.
Pooja talked about the elephant in the room, which was the “fake world full of appearances” that was Bollywood, without apologising. She painted a clear picture of a business world full of pretence, where being honest was frowned upon and people hid their problems behind bright smiles. “Too much truth doesn’t go well in Bollywood,” Pooja said, a statement that showed how hard it is to keep up a public persona.
The chat took a sad turn when Pooja brought up the stark difference between how people looked on the outside and how they felt on the inside. In a world where looks were more important than being real, people’s pleas for help often fell on deaf ears. “They don’t give a damn about what you’re going through personally, like addiction,” Pooja said, revealing the hollowness behind the glittering facade.
Pooja’s honest confession showed how hard it is for many people in the entertainment industry, where the need for a perfect image is more important than personal problems. Her words were a stark warning of how much it costs to be like everyone else in a world where weaknesses are ignored.
Even though the things she said were sad, Pooja’s words weren’t full of anger. They showed a sense of acceptance and an understanding that staying alive in such a place needed a delicate balance between being honest and making concessions. Her advice painted a picture of strength and showed how hard it was to work in an industry that valued looks over truthfulness.
Against the setting of Shaheen Bhatt’s book launch, the Bhatt sisters’ conversation showed a side of the entertainment industry that is often kept hidden. The event honoured not only Shaheen’s writing, but also the guts to show one’s weaknesses and the strength of family support over time.
In a world where appearances matter a lot, the Bhatt family’s readiness to face the duality of truth and pretence is a good reminder that there’s realness even in places that look like they’re made up. Shaheen Bhatt’s book launch didn’t just show off her writing skills; it also gave her a chance to talk about how important it is to be true to yourself in a world that often lives on lies.