Director Mahesh Bhatt, father of latest B town sensation Alia Bhatt, claims that Alia Bhatt is German. It seems director Bhatt chose the right time to expose the German connection of his daughter Alia Bhatt. Recently, Alia Bhatt's upcoming film Highway was chosen to feature at Berlin International film festival.
Director Highway, Imitiaz Ali was surprised about the selection of his film in Berlin International film festival. Completely astonished by the development , he even commented, "I felt that only efficient and creative filmmakers like Anurag Kashyap can go to film festivals and to these glamorous cities. This is the first time that a film of mine has been invited to a festival."
Mahesh Bhatt tweeted, " Alia Bhatt has a unique connection with Berlin it's just incredible that her film Highway is premiering in Berlin." Bhatt unveiled the story furthur by tweeting, "Many years ago, in 1929 in fact, Alia's grandmother was born in Berlin. Yes, she's German. Sadly she had to leave Berlin in 1937. Alia's great grandfather was running an underground newspaper against Hitler. He was found out and imprisoned for two years. So Alia's grandmother & her mother walked across the border to Czechoslovakia and found sanctuary from persecution as refugees in England!
Mahesh Bhatt also opined that the spirit of rebellion flavoured in Alia's new film Highway is a part of her legacy. It comes from her great grandfather. Karl Hoelzer, Alia's great grandfather dared to take on the Nazi regime in his own small way and paid a very heavy price for it."
Highway is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and composed by A.R.Rahman and is scheduled for a release in this month.