2015 – September – Blind Item
We have another blind item for you today. This time, it’s from Rajeev Masand’s weekly column that happens to feature a blind item. Lately, the blinds have been either very predictable or boring or both. This one below might take you by surprise as if you don’t follow any Bollywood news or gossips at all, you will not have any idea who this blind is referring to.
A Role Too Close to Home
A prominent, talented director who has never quite managed to recreate the success of his debut film- some of his subsequent projects were outright disasters, others promising experiments, but none the kind of blockbuster he delivered at the very start of his career-has multiple projects lined up for release right now, and is already neck deep in pre-production on his next.
He’s putting finishing touches on the new script, a two-hero drama that he has offered to a leading superstar who has committed “in spirit” but is still to officially sign on the dotted line. For the star in question-who’s made a career for himself playing squeaky- clean characters on screen-the film offers a chance to play an ambitious and cut-throat opportunist, and the star is reportedly excited about the part. But a trickier role to cast may be the female lead for the film. The director requires an actress to play the heavily Botoxed, cokehead wife of the protagonist, and the filmmaker has his heart set on an out-of-work former A-lister who he has directed earlier. Problem is, the part may be a little too close to home for her.