We don’t know whether to laugh or cry after we read the blind item below. What we know is that Rajeev Masand took a big risk to post this blind item on Open Magazine. Wonder what his best friend KJo said? Wait, did we say we wanted to cry? It’s actually us crying after laughing so much. You know that feeling you have when something is too funny and water is just dripping from your face and nose. In case, you didn’t get it: we were being sarcastic and thankful. Thankful that we don’t live in a world where we have to manipulate or force people to read OSOP. Now the same can’t be said about the most so-called secured and rich men of Bollywood. Rajeev’s blind item below proves that this thing has happened below, but this time, it seems that the son was on it too. Last time, he had no idea. In fact, he was so mad at these rumours/reports that he issued a press statement that called everyone liars. Everyone, who dared to judge his father’s counting skills. It seems that this battle has really gotten to both superstars. No one wants to loose and certainly, no one wants the industry people to laugh at them. After all, how else can he charge his humongous fee if his films don’t work? As for this other superstar, it’s sad that he doesn’t have faith in his talent, fans and films anymore. Or perhaps, he too felt too much of a heat and didn’t want to loose like he did last time with the other film that starred 2 young actors. By the way, one of these two films has already celebrated its success. We won’t say more, just check out this fresh blind item from Rajeev Masand.
Cooking the Box-Office Books
The box-office war between two recent films, each starring a top male star, has been heating up to the point that it’s gotten ugly. Insiders are saying the father-son team behind one of the films has been inflating their collections so much it’s not even funny. While it’s common practice in Bollywood for producers to add a few crore to their actual box-office numbers, trade pundits are saying the makers of this film have exaggerated their numbers by nearly Rs 20 crore. The objective, it appears, is to claim that the film has crossed the Rs 100 crore mark. However, experts say the film’s final tally will peter out well before hitting that benchmark.
Meanwhile, the other star producer is reportedly leaving no stone unturned to show massive collections for his own release. While there is no question that his film has a sizeable lead over the other movie, some have sniggered at the methods he may have employed to achieve this. One insider says the star, who recently performed at a private wedding for a top industrialist family, asked that his Rs 1.5 crore fee be paid in the form of block-booked tickets for his film.
Two Recent Films: Raees and Kaabil
Father-Son: Rakesh Roshan and Hrithik Roshan
Star Producer: Shah Rukh Khan