This week’s blind item is a little easy to guess. It’s by Rajeev Masand, but we have to admit that it was a little hard at first. But once it was figured out, it all made sense. Read on below to see it yourself.
Twice Rejected, Won’t Be Shy
Having now twice turned down films with one of Bollywood’s most respected female directors, this young A-lister has prompted industry insiders to wonder if there is, in fact, more than meets the eye.
With her first film, she wowed critics; with her second, she proved that she could woo the box-office too. Yet, this credible filmmaker couldn’t convince the country’s young superstar to sign on for her next film. The actor reportedly said he liked the idea she had in mind for the film, but insisted he would commit himself only after a full script was in place. When he went on to sign a bunch of films that would keep him busy for the next two years—without making room for her project—the director reportedly decided to move on, and signed another up-and-comer in the young heartthrob’s place. It’s common knowledge that she had approached the star for her previous movie too, a three-hero buddy film that he had turned down. This second rejection raises speculation that the actor might have personal reasons for his decision to stay away. Some are even hinting that the star has never been too fond of the filmmaker’s actor-director brother, whom she cast in both her previous films.
Young A-lister: Ranbir Kapoor
Credible Filmmaker: Zoya Akhtar
Filmmaker’s actor-director brother: Farhan Akhtar