This week’s blind item is not too difficult to guess. We are just wondering what would the repercussions be for this heroine? Let’s face it the guy she hurt is one of her best friends in this industry. Read on to find out who Rajeev Masand is talking about this week.
Yet Another ‘Betrayal’
Friendships are fickle in the film business, and one relatively new director learnt this the hard way recently. After striking up a comfortable rapport with a leading actress who starred in a film he was the first assistant director on a few years ago, the director managed to rope her in to star in his directorial debut. The romantic comedy, which starred a promising young male star opposite the actress, was a reasonable success, and the director quickly began writing his next project, which the actress once again agreed to be part of.
Despite waiting for her to finish previous shooting commitments, the director allegedly received a rude shock recently when the actress said she couldn’t do his film. He’d already begun filming portions of the new film with his two male leads, and was expecting to shoot with the actress as soon as she was back from an outdoor schedule.
The story goes that the actress has chosen another film, opposite an A-list male star, over this one to be directed by her friend, which features two younger, upcoming actors. Although his producers quickly found him a replacement in another successful actress, the director is said to be hurting from what he has described as a “shocking betrayal”.
Leading Actress: Katrina Kaif
Relatively New Director: Ali Abbas Zafar
Romantic Comedy: Mere Brother Ki Dulhan
A-List Male Star: Hrithik Roshan
Two Younger, Upcoming Actors: Ranveer Singh & Arjun Kapoor
Another Successful Actress: Priyanka Chopra