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Reason why: Mahesh Bhatt compares Alia with Smita Patil

Mahesh Bhatt said, his daughter, actress Alia Bhatt and many other actresses are like actress Smita Patil, who could cover both commercial and parallel cinema effortlessly.

Mahesh Bhatt said, his daughter, actress Alia Bhatt and many other actresses are like actress Smita Patil, who could cover both commercial and parallel cinema effortlessly.
In This Image: Mahesh Bhatt, Alia Bhatt
In a recent interview he said, There is a new dawn and a new energy. There is a new beginning, I must say. I see a lot more actors, including a few regional and parallel cinema actresses and also my daughter Alia Bhatt walking the way this great actor Smita did way back in time. She could act both in commercial and parallel films and not become clichéd.
 

Mr Bhatt was here to attend the two-day Smita Patil festival. And said, Alia has the potential to walk the way of Ms Patil as she has been managing both commercial and experimental films from a very youthful age.

Mr Bhatt was here to attend the two-day Smita Patil festival. And said, Alia has the potential to walk the way of Ms Patil as she has been managing both commercial and experimental films from a very youthful age.
Why shouldn't I bring up my daughter Alia? She has done Highway and also some lighter roles at a really youthful age. She can serve both commercial and experimental films as she has got up seeing Smita Patil and Shabana Azmi's movies by my production house, alleged Mr Bhatt.

Mr Bhatt, parallel filmmakers did not feel betrayed when Ms Patil did commercial films like Namak Halal and Shakti, but profited from the star value she brought to their respective boards.

Mr Bhatt, parallel filmmakers did not feel betrayed when Ms Patil did commercial films like Namak Halal and Shakti, but profited from the star value she brought to their respective boards.
In This Image: Smita Patil
I call back they benefited enormously after she changed over to mainstream film. Smita did exactly what Emraan Hashmi is doing, bringing star value to the table of parallel filmmakers by doing commercial films and offbeat films like Shanghai, he said.

Mr Bhatt recalled that Ms Patil was not unfair to parallel filmmakers as she was always available to them.

Mr Bhatt recalled that Ms Patil was not unfair to parallel filmmakers as she was always available to them.
In This Image: Alia Bhatt, Mahesh Bhatt
Mr Bhatt recalled that Ms Patil was not unfair to parallel filmmakers as she was always available to them.
 

Smita was always available whenever they added up to her with a story idea or a film, he added.

Smita was always available whenever they added up to her with a story idea or a film, he added.
In This Image: Smita Patil
Smita was always available whenever they added up to her with a story idea or a film, he added.