Bollywood Blind Item – August 2019 – 9
Earlier this week, news came out that this famous actress’ manager has resigned after many years of working together. A lot of people found it really strange as these two, actress and manager, were quite close.
Most rumors pointed towards the manager setting out to create her own company while others said that she got a better offer to work at a rival agency. Sadly, both rumors were wrong and only this blind item has the real deets. Well, to be fair, Mr. Masand does have easy access to these people and you can actually see it in the story he wrote today about Mr. Samosa and his love life. Coincidentally, he was the one who wrote blind items about how samosa-face was so desperate to get himself linked up and today, he wrote about about how samosa-guy is in love as if it’s the sweetest thing ever!
Question is, who in the world cares about who this guy is dating? Damn, now all we want is to eat some really good samosas with chutney!
Anyways, so back to this blind item.
Here’s a lesson for us all. If you have something frank and honest to say about someone behind his/her back, never do it in a way that it can trace back to you! As witnessed with the many leaks that have happened, anything that is online or on an online platform can be leaked. So if you want to gossip about someone, do it in person and in private, and also make sure your mic is turned off. Unless you are ready to risk it all!
By the way, the boss of this company is one iron lady. By that, we mean she must be making all of her employees work their behind off. For this particular manager, she was assigned to post and share her client’s personal moments, such as pictures and videos just to make sure the actress stays alive on social media. She wasn’t sharing her moments as a friend, but as an employee. Also, in case you were wondering how this actress’ personal pics with family get out, it’s through her manager!
Check out the blind item from Rajeev Masand. We wonder whether the actress protested against the firing of her manager? She is loyal and likes to have people she trusts around. Unless the manager badmouthed her too then…Ah, well, who said it was easy to be a boss? And a woman at that!
When the Boss Found Out
There’s been major drama at a top artist management company recently, one that represents a clutch of leading Bollywood stars. Turns out the young lady who has been managing a popular actress for some years now will no longer represent the heroine and is moving to a rival agency. But few are aware of the whys and the hows of the shake-up. Rumour has it that said manager’s boss (aka the agency head) stumbled on to a WhatsApp group that many of her employees were on. Except that this was no ordinary group: it was where they would criticise her.
The employees were horrified to learn their WhatsApp group had been discovered by the boss. While some apologised, one fainted and a few others used it as an opportunity to confront her with their issues. The manager who fainted (she represents an A-list heroine) is pregnant; her boss did not want any complications, so she sent her off on ‘early leave’. But this other manager, who has grown so close to the actress she represents that most think they’ve been childhood friends, did not have it as easy. Let’s just say there was a heated conversation. Next thing you know she’s out the door.
There is some dispute over how things ended. Her boss says she gave her the pink slip; the lady has told friends she just fast-tracked her plan to leave the agency: she was intending to put in her papers soon. Word on the street is that she was quickly lapped up by a rival agency because of her solid reputation. Some say the rival agency has also asked her to poach the star from her former boss. Let’s see how that goes.
Top Artist Management Agency: Matrix India Entertainment Consultants
Boss: Reshma Shetty
Pregnant Manager Who Fainted: Prarthana Chadha Ajmani
A-List Heroine: Katrina Kaif
Other Manager: Poonam Damania
Fired Manager’s Client: Kareena Kapoor
Rival Agency: KWAN Talent Management Agency