Mahesh Bhatt gave up directing films around 15 years ago and concentrates on writing and behind-the-scenes supervising at his home production, Vishesh Films. While many have tried to convince him back into direction, they have all failed.
Even Ajay Devgn who collaborated with Bhatt very fruitfully on Zakham (2008) which won him the National Award, admits to having tried to make the filmmaker change his mind. Ajay says: “I have been telling him to do a film but he says he is done with going to the studios.”
Mahesh Bhatt’s relative and protégée Emraan Hashmi has been just as unsuccessful. Says a resigned Emraan: “He will never direct. He abuses people if you tell him to direct. We have asked him before … but he is not interested.”