2017 – Bollywood Blind Items
Mumbai Mirror compiled the list of the hottest blind items released for the year 2017. It’s why this topic is titled Bollywood Blind Items – 2017. We have posted all of these blind items, but the ones below seems to be a little rehashed and written in a slightly different way. If you have followed every single blind item that was released this year, you will recognise these blind items.
Since all these were posted below, we simply put the OSOP Guesses right below each blind item to make things easier. It’s a great recap for those, who have only just begun to read blind items about and on Bollywood. Ready? Let’s go.
2017 Bollywood Blind Items
Under the radar
This February, our texts to this yesteryear superstar, who rose to fame with his dancing moves and now judges dance reality shows, went unanswered. We were told that he had been under the radar since reports of his involvement in a scam had surfaced, more so, because the CBI had been investigating him. His team informed people that he was unwell and convalescing at a hill station. That’s the effect said authorities have on certain people.
Yesteryear Superstar: Mithun Chakraborty
This gorgeous female actress, who came out of a high profile break-up with washboard abs, has been dealing with the stress of ageing by going under the knife. After a thread facelift and a new pout, she’s decided to give herself the gift of a better derriere. Only this time, a plastic surgeon has been replaced by a well-known fitness instructor.
Actress: Katrina Kaif
Where's the money, honey?
While this flamboyant actor has gained a reputation as a warm-hearted star, January was abuzz with several reports on his arrogant attitude. The talented actor, also an endorsement favourite, had been in talks with a prominent action filmmaker for a new film (which he will now feature in) and even though bits and bobs of them working together were leaked at the time, not many knew that their talks actually fell through at first.
We hear the actor demanded a whopping Rs 21 crore, which the filmmaker, who has worked with two superstars in the past, refused to pay. Then, like a pot-boiler twist, the actor’s low-key mentor, also a filmmaker, brokered the deal. The star couldn’t say no this time and Rs 15 crore was agreed upon as a fair price. Well, that’s reasonable by Bollywood standards alright.
Actor: Ranveer Singh
Action Filmmaker: Rohit Shetty
Mentor: Aditya Chopra
An affair to remember
Rumours of an affair between a top star and his love interest, a younger newbie, keep getting stronger. We hear that on a recent schedule, the proximity between the two was telling and irked another actress, who’s also a part of the film. Apparently, the star kept telling the makers to increase his girl’s part a role that he’d got her in the first place. The star and his squeeze have spent a better part of the year at an Alibaug farmhouse with one of his ladylove’s gal pals also present to throw the media off.
Later, the star and his girl also travelled abroad together to escape the prying eyes of the city. We were initially told that the star’s wife threatened to walk out of the couple’s marital home, but were later informed that the situation was dealt with and the wife would stay put, presenting a happy picture. A few months ago, the star even confided in one of his contemporaries over a tipple about the affair and how it has messed up his mind. He also revealed that the girlfriend wanted him to divorce his wife and marry her.
He has now decided to make the young actress sign a non-disclosure agreement after she threatened to leak his text messages to her. She’s yet to sign it, but we hear she just might give in since the his celebrity paramour has promised to get her films in the future.
Top Star: Aamir Khan
Love Interest: Fatima Sana Shaikh
The year started on less than an ideal note for this award-winning composer-duo as they found themselves in the midst of a plagiarism row. While the hookline of their most recent chartbuster, a peppy romance number that featured in a major motion picture by one of the country’s biggest banner, struck a chord with fans, rumour mills suggested that the song was directly lifted from a Japanese animation series. At first, the duo was unable to react to the charges because they had acted at the behest of the film’s producer-director. One of them would go on to admit subsequently that the “similarities were just a co-incidence. The film was eventually a colossal dud at the box office, and no one cared about the song anymore, while the duo went on to serve many more hits at the movies.
Biggest Banner: Yash Raj
Chartbuster: Ude Dil Befikre from Befikre
A hard time
A famed filmmaker (and father of an Instagram celebrity), who is known for his edgy and twisted plots, likes things edgy and twisted in his private life too. His bedroom stories would make the most adventurous among us blush. Some of these involve bondage and suspension. An ex of his tells us that their relationship ended because she got tired of all the spanking.
Filmmaker: Anurag Kashyap
This talented and handsome actor parted ways with his PR firm because they signed his ex-girlfriend’s husband also an actor. Never mind the fact that the former couple, whose split was widely reported in the media, were at the time cast in a controversial film together. When you have the same image management, many personal beans are spilled. That’s never a good thing when competition’s so close to home.
Actor: Shahid Kapoor
Ex-Girlfriend: Kareena Kapoor
Controversial Film: Udta Punjab
Dare to love
This young actor has been dating an older but beguiling beauty for years. But they keep their relation under wraps (the lady just got her divorce even though she was separated from her actor-producer husband for a while). The couple continues to meet surreptitiously at SoBo fivestars and the model-TV host’s Bandra home. This year, they met in London, when they were in the city on work. We hear they visited Oman for some privacy. For the lady’s birthday, the younger actor gifted her diamond jewellery. Their affair has been the talk of the town and at one point, the lady’s brother-in-law, also a superstar, tried hard to break the couple off. He not only held the leading man by the collar and threatened his career, but also met with his producer-father to put an end to the affair. But it is far from over. Don’t we love a couple who dare to love?
Young Actor: Arjun Kapoor
Beauty: Malaika Arora
This fashionable actress who is also an Instagram icon apparently had a huge showdown with the company that handles her virtual image recently. It seems that when she had just returned from one of her many European jaunts and posted pictures galore on social media, she was upset that her online presence hadn’t grabbed too many eyeballs. We hear she screamed at the social media team and threw a fit by comparing her online self to that of one of her best friends also a leading actress. Said star was most upset that even her bestie, who’s just had three flop films in a row, was becoming more popular than her. Guess virtual realities are the most important benchmark today.
Fashionable Actress: Sonam Kapoor
Bestie: Jacqueline Fernandez
The failure of this star kid’s big Bollywood launch has caused stress to his family as well as the filmmakers who had already signed him. One of the edgier ones of the lot, a co-founder of a now-disbanded production house, also had to put up with bad manners while shooting the brat’s second film. We heard that the newbie once took a DVD of a Martin Scorsese film and offered it to the well-respected filmmaker, suggesting that the director shoot the scene like the Hollywood veteran. The director, who is known to keep a low profile, took it on the chin at first, and allowed the newbie his moment, proceeding to tell him later on that his style was indeed different from Scorsese’s. But when the fledgling insisted, we hear the director showed him a sample of his yelling skills something no one had seen till date. Now that’s some food for thought for a novice who should know better than rub experts the wrong way.
Star Kid: Harshvardhan Kapoor
Director: Vikramaditya Motwane
P.S. Harsh is our obsession from the new star kids. It’s unbelievable how obnoxious, egocentric and self-centred someone can be and that is why we are obsessed with Mr. I-think-I-know-it-all Kapoor or I-was-rejected-by-Hollywood Kapoor.
We have covered two sessions of his video interviews in our Dissection category HERE and HERE. He is so unbelievable that you won’t believe what you see. Like if you saw an Alien, you won’t believe it but yes, you did see an Alien. That’s the level of unbelievable we are talking about!
This leading but controversial actress, who pretends to lead a life unsullied by social media presence of any kind, is very involved with two of her fan clubs on Instagram and Twitter. At the start of this year, this diarist noticed that her Instagram fan pages had been sharing never-before seen, picture-perfect images of her taken inside her suburban home. This was followed with pictures of her at work in North India. To top it all, at an event to promote her last release, the actress was seen asking her stylist to click pictures of her chatting with other celebrities and posing for group pictures. That’s one way to keep your followers glued, and we hear she may not be the only one. A leading beauty from a renowned Bollywood khandaan and her equally famous actor-cousin, who are both not on social media, are guilty of the same.
Actress: Kangana Ranaut
Leading Beauty and Cousin: Kareena Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor
One night stands on sets don’t interest us anymore. But this one did because of the sheer age-difference between the two stars. The beautiful lady is just a few years older that the actor’s daughter. While the superstar does have such encounters occasionally, his image is that of a family man.
We were told the much younger, acclaimed actress, often praised for her bold movie choices, was equally smitten with the married superstar, and while nursing a heart-break, she was more than happy to spend weeks shooting with him. She went on to boast about her night with the superstar to a director, who is her close friend. But if those close to B-town royalty aren’t surprised with all that has transpired between the two, why should we be?
Superstar: Shah Rukh Khan/Akshay Kumar
Actress: Alia Bhatt
Director: Karan Johar
On the face of it, this southern superstar, who has been making inroads into Bollywood for a few years now, seems to have a rather happy married life down South. It does help that he has married a great beauty who is the daughter of a superstar. But we hear his antics are causing a lot of trouble in his personal life.
For one, we were told that he was dating two actress-sisters who live and work in Mumbai. Then we heard, he got rather close to his wife’s sister too. So much so, that the levels of familiarity became a matter of concern on the movie that the two were working on all through last year. Perhaps, the South star just has a thing for sisters, you know.
Southern Superstar: Dhanush
Actress-Sisters: Shruti Haasan and Akshara Haasan
Wife’s Sister: Soundarya Rajnikanth
A leading hospital had treated a veteran superstar, who continues his stint at the movies, and the hefty bill came with complaints. The hospital was forced to sack one of its chief doctors along with a ward boy, after the superstar alleged that they were feeding info to a journalist.
The enraged star, who doesn’t share a great rapport with the media, issued an ultimatum and informed the hospital’s founding family that if the whistle blowers weren’t chucked out, he would leave. The heads of the hospital, we hear, apologised and a senior doctor was then appointed at the star’s beck and call.
Veteran Superstar: Dharmendra
Sugar daddy did it again
A veteran producer and a young (and not-so-famous) starlet is hardly the news that raises an eyebrow. But this one did, simply because the young lady is younger than all of the prouducer’s children one of whom is a leading actor. The starlet performed in the producer’s film not as the leading lady (such ambitions never bear fruit) but as an item girl. We hear the wanna-shine actor and her sugar daddy had a bit of a showdown on the sets because she wasn’t willing to expose too much. That’s a pretty outdated plotline, just like the ones that were found in said producer’s last release.
Starlet: Urvashi Rautela
Producer: Rakesh Roshan
The superstar who spoils his sister silly has stopped lending her his credit card. The lady planned foreign trips with her hubby and his family, and returned with dozens of designer handbags. Not to forget, how she managed to scoop a job for her hubby at the movies too. Too lucky or too plucky?
Superstar: Salman Khan
Sister: Arpita Khan
One PYT, two slaps
While her filmmaker-husband is a reputed creep, this choreographer-director has been in denial about most of his shenanigans. But things took an ugly turn when a PYT showed up at their residential complex. The truth was too close to home. We hear, the beau was given two tight slaps, and warned never to set foot anywhere near their plush home again.
Husband: Shirish Kunder
Director: Farah Khan
While travelling to another metro, this senior actorturned-politician, whose daughter is an actress, was accompanied by a rather attractive woman. His companion resembled his wife too. On enquiring, we were told the man enjoys the company of beautiful women, who look like the ones he’s been with, and don’t have to be his wife.
Politician: Shatrugan Sinha
A Bollywood lovely, who made her Hollywood debut this year, lost out on a major endorsement deal back home. She’d been associated with this finance company for nearly three years but recently, raised her fee. The company dropped her rather unceremoniously, without as much as a discussion. Her team arranged a quick meeting and decided to rethink the steep hike. But the actress’s change of heart was not wellreceived and the company signed on another Bollywood lovely. Slow and steady is better than fast and furious, no?
Actress: Deepika Padukone
Tu tu, main main
Talk of this saas bahu from a film family not looking eyeto-eye has refused to die down and it seems to be the perfect recipe for a TV soap. While the mum-in-law, a former actress herself, is known to have hit the bottle quite hard, the younger lady of the house won’t stop screaming and complaining to her husband about her saasu maa.