Mahesh Bhatt is an acclaimed and popular film director, producer and screenwriter. In addition to the landmark films Arth (1982), Saaransh (1984), Janam (1985), Daddy (1989), Awaargi (1990) and Zakhm (1998), his work as director and screenwriter includes commercial hits such as Aashiqui (1990), Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (1991) and Sadak (1991). After he retired as director in 1999, he has written and produced several successful films, among them, Raaz (2002), Jism (2003) and Murder (2004). Mahesh Bhatt is also the author of two books: U.G. Krishnamurti: A Life and A Taste of Life: The Last Days of U.G. Krishnamurti.