The viral video is a clip from Bhatt’s daughter, Shaheen Bhatt’s book launch which was held in December 2019.
A reverse image search of a still shot from the video led us to entertainment news platform, ETimes‘ YouTube channel, which had uploaded a video titled, “(un)Happier Shaheen Bhatt’s Book Launch | Alia Bhatt, Pooja Bhatt, Mahesh Bhatt | UNCUT.”
The video was uploaded on 4 December 2019.
Further, the title of Shaheen Bhatt’s book I’ve Never Been (Un)Happier can also been seen in the backdrop of the viral video.
The Quint had also reported on the incident in December 2019.
During the launch, when prompted by a reporter on ‘fitting in,’ Mahesh Bhatt spoke about how the society is “sick” and that even at his age he feels like a misfit, so he could never expect his young children to fit in.
He also spoke about not “pretending” to have the qualities that others boast about while his daughter, Alia, and wife, Soni Razdan, tried to calm him down.
Popular Bollywood photographer, Viral Bhayani had also shared a clip of the incident on 7 December 2019, with the caption, “When daddy gets angry. #maheshbhatt got emotional during #shaheenbhatt book launch”
Evidently, the old clip was shared out of context as Mahesh Bhatt lashing out over the dislike for Sadak 2.