The blind item below is a new one by Rajeev Masand. It’s written in a confusing way, but not so much if you are familiar with the way Rajeev writes and if you know the right Bollywood gossips. What we are confused about though, are the contenders of this blind item. There are just so many people in Bollywood it could be about. So, we have decided to put two parts of our guesses and let the readers make up their minds on who this blind item is really about. Ready? Read on.
A Deliberate Lapse of Memory
A once-top filmmaker, who used to be considered ahead of his time during his golden years in the 90s, is feeling slighted by a current-day leading Bollywood actress. The director, who had a solid reputation especially when it came to mounting slick productions, directed a top female star of the 80s in one of her biggest runaway hits. But now he can’t get this actress to so much as return his calls or respond to the messages he has sent her through multiple common acquaintances.
The filmmaker is not unaware that he is commonly regarded as a spent force, but also feels it is only fair that the actress should hear him out before making up her mind about him. The director has a script that he thinks she will be perfect for, and is open to the idea of the actress producing the project under her fledgling outfit.
But insiders of the actress’ team say they have already communicated to him that she is not interested in making the kind of film he has reached out to her with—a dark thriller on the same lines as one she recently produced. She is looking to expand her range and not repeat herself.
Filmmaker: Shekhar Kapur
80s Actress: Sridevi
This Actress: Anushka Sharma – The only leading actress to produce film. Last film was a thriller.