The irrepressible Mahesh Bhatt is ready with his latest shocker. This time it isn't a film. No way. Bhatt says he will never return to direction.
"It's something far more vital. It's my book 'A Taste Of Life'. It will outlive all my movies. It's my diary of my last days with the breath of my life U.G. Krishnamurthy. This is by far the best work I've ever done in my life. It's the most naked expression of my heart. It's going to be a shocker."
The book hits stores at the end of May. "It tears down the sacred ideas of the human race. It stares unflinching into the face of death. And it celebrates life."
Speaking on the end of his career as a director Bhatt says, "The page has turned. Chances of me directing another film are almost nil. I now want to watch the young directors in our production house make films. When you teach the young you touch the future. Some people have said I ghost-directed our latest production Jashn. The film is the brainchild of the co-directors Raksha and Hasnain. It is unfair to strip them of the credit."
Excited about the release of his book Bhatt concludes, "It's not as thought I've given up on creativity. I'm now more vigorously engaged with the stream of life than ever before. Like the flower that blooms, gives its fragrance and then fades away, I'm also moving on. As a creative artiste I'm right now most excited about my book."