Today’s blind item is by Rajeev Masand and it’s about this top star. See, it’s not that difficult to guess who it’s about because it’s not about superstars, but top stars. Still, we had to figure it out to make sure we didn’t get the wrong top star and we don’t think we did. This top star has been embroiled in just one controversy that changed everything for me. Now that it’s a done and closed chapter for him, he is spending time with his kids and ex-wife and having many photo ops as possible to get back his perfect family man image.
He has yet to start shooting for his next film and every month, we hear he’s starting to shoot next month. It seems that the controversy rattled the hell out of him and he couldn’t focus on working. He had to get it out of his system and get himself ready for work mentally and emotionally. We know it sounds made-up or far-fetched, but it’s not really. He does seem like that kind of guy that hasn’t yet been able to come to terms with his issues. Why else would he have a life coach follow him 24/7 at one point? For someone as old as him, it’s really puzzling how he hasn’t yet come out of that dark tunnel.
As far as his professional life goes, he’s no longer in the race for the top position. That ship has sailed, which is good in a way as he doesn’t have to feel stressed to hold his position. Now, all he has to do is to not charge much so that his film’s budget isn’t sky-high and then sign some really good films.
In the meantime, check out the blind item below by Rajeev Masand.
Left in the Lurch
An A-list star has rubbed the makers of a new film the wrong way by abandoning their project at the eleventh hour without so much as a warning or an apology. The makers of this film—a former studio head who’s set up his own shindig, and a senior director—were reportedly shocked to learn that the dates that had been allocated to them by the actor had been ‘transferred’ to an action movie that the actor had suddenly signed with a B-movie director he has known for years.
Insiders are saying the decision was not entirely the actor’s own. He was advised by family that his next film ought to be a ‘commercial’ film with strong box-office potential, and the action film backed by a major studio looked like a safer bet, seen through that prism. Word on the street is that the actor didn’t leave the other project, he simply told them they would need to move the film by nearly six months if they wanted him to be a part of it.
The filmmakers have been shopping the project around to other actors, but with little luck. Some say they are likely to wait for the A-lister to put the film into production. But only recently a rival studio announced a project on the exact same subjectwith an upcoming director attached, and this cannot be encouraging news for the filmmakers.
A-List: Hrithik Roshan
Senior Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Action Film: Untitled Film with Yash Raj