They say its never too late for starting something, it seems like Mahesh Bhatt has taken these words quite seriously. The critically acclaimed director, scriptwriter and producer, is all set to make his debut as an actor at the age of 64. Mahesh Bhatt debuts in Mukul Misra’s ‘Siddhartha’, in which he plays a Buddhist Monk. The movie is directed by Mukul Misra, who has previously made film promos for Vishesh Films’ presentations like Aashiqui 2 and Murder 3.
The story of the movie revolves around a troubled young boy, portrayed by Shivam Bhargav, who lost in the brothels of Varanasi before he goes to Manali where he is found by Mahesh Bhatt who believes that the spirit of Buddha is in him. He tries to help Shivam to get the answers he is searching for. Shazahn Padamsee, who debuted his career with ‘Rocket Singh’ will play Shivam’s love interest.The movie is shot in Varanasi and Manali.
Mahesh Bhatt decided to play this role of the Lama, because he could relate to it. He revealed his new monk look on Twitter saying “Stepping into the frame of silence. Mukul Misra’s Siddhartha”. Further, he became all philosophical and added “Life is pain! Do not ask why it is so? It is so!”