The blind item below is such a headache. Well, at least, this girl can take solace in the fact that she isn’t being launched by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. SLB freaked out Sonam Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor so much that they never want to work with him again. Some directors are really meticulous and think way too much of their art and this director is one of them.
To be honest, we have never seen the appeal of his films. Yes, the landscape is beautiful but he tries to make literature cinema in day and age when people don’t have time to watch a movie that is so slow that you feel you have aged while watching the film. His first film was entertaining, though, but now that we think about it, perhaps it had something to do with the producers who produced that film. They must have had their inputs in that film because this director’s other projects are vastly different from his first one.
Anyways, he seems to think that his film is IT for this girl. IT is, but in a make or break way. Let’s just all wait and see what he cooks up this time. Check out the blind item below from PinkVilla.
Director FORBIDS debutant actress from SIGNING her next film!
She is the young and talented daughter of talented actor parents who got a break in a film by a director whose last film was a box-office disaster. It was made with a huge budget but even though it boasted of big stars, the movie could not recover the cost. The director is known for his eccentric ways, which includes replacing his stars after shooting with them, firing his entire team of assistant directors and extending his shoots by lengthy amounts of time, and it happened with the new film too.
It’s a love story set against the mountains of the north but the film has already gone over budget because of escalating production values and the director’s confusion. Because of this, the newbie’s film has been not only delayed but her mentor-director has strictly forbidden her to sign any films before his film releases so that her fresh appeal is not lost – thus making the newcomer’s career come to a standstill as she has no other film in hand.
The newbie’s talent management agency was approached by an actress and her producer brother to act in their home production. Discussions had begun and everything was moving in a positive direction till the director (of her debut film) came to hear that the newbie was interested. All hell broke loose as he cajoled, coaxed and cried – till he finally managed to dissuade her from signing it. His argument was that his film should be her first priority as he had spotted her talent first. The director was upset as he felt the senior actress was trying to grab credit by claiming that she was grooming the newbie. Also, he was anxious if his protégé completed the second film and released it before his movie, the director couldn’t release his film as her debut film. His ego was hurt as he wanted the world to know that he was the one who was showcasing his actress. The young girl who is known to be quite a firebrand has quietly submitted to his demands and agreed to fall in line with whatever instructions he is doling out to her.
It’s sad because the young girl’s career is now stuck for a year with her mentor’s release much later. All her rivals’ films will get complete before her first film and release before her but who will make her stubborn director realize that?