2018 – April – Bollywood Blind Item 9
The blind item below sounds a bit fishy, to begin with. First of all, nothing like that happened. What happened was, this director was looking around for the perfect project to launch this star kid, who is the step-daughter of his close friend. This star kid’s parents are both from Bollywood, but they don’t have much power – depending on who you ask. So, the director was waiting around for the right project for this girl and the wait was taking too long for her. The parents of this girl didn’t realise that the production house of this director doesn’t really have that much money to launch anyone they want. The production house would obviously want to be careful and make sure that they spend their money on a film that will make them get back their money.
They sent out feelers to the media about their upcoming projects, supposedly upcoming, to see the reaction to it. They had her signed opposite a top star, who was twice older than her, but the star demanded so much money that the director almost had a fashion heart attack (he saw a future where he couldn’t wear new clothes and shoes in public every day). So, the girl waited some more time before she and her mother decided that it’s high time that they start looking elsewhere. They did get a great offer from this director and production house. Everything was fine until this director had a public fallout with the producer of the film and the shooting had to be halted. It’s been almost two months now and nothing new has happened.
So, this girl waited again until she couldn’t take it anymore and started to look elsewhere for opportunities. The father is very close to the fashionable director, put in a good word on how his daughter’s first steps as an actress was going nowhere. Since the director was already producing a movie with a top star in it, he spoke to the director of that film and they both agreed to hire this star kid. The first poster of their collaboration was released two weeks back. As of now, shooting has not begun yet. Let’s all wait and see what happens next.
The blind item below is by PinkVilla and like we mentioned above, we are sure things didn’t happen in the order that they mentioned it. At least, no crocodile tears were shed! If there were tears, it was most likely tigress tears because of the reputation that the mother of this star kid has.
Newbie bags a big film with an A-list star after her mom mends ways with an influential director
It is very easy to make and break equations in Bollywood. Nothing is permanent in this industry. Neither the relationships nor the fights. Friends can turn foes within minutes and vice versa. This incident from the tinsel town is a testament to this statement. Almost a year back, this actress mother was in talks with an influential director for a film that would mark the debut of her daughter in this big world of Bollywood. Not only the mother but also the father of this young girl was speaking to the director and things looked sorted for the family. The lady even made a few public appearances with the director at a few social events, and the paparazzi too spotted her, making it obvious that the girl was making the right splash.
However, things turned slightly bitter when the film with which the young girl’s launch was being planned wasn’t seeing the light of the day. Though the planned film with an A-lister did not happen, the girl was cast opposite another young actor in a much-talked-about movie, under the same production house. Obviously, this didn’t go down well with the mother, a yesteryear actress. The woman in question expressed her displeasure to the head honcho and suggested to cast a better hero in the movie which would mark the debut of her daughter. Given the production house had already cast the actor, they didn’t budge, leaving the darling mommy furious. She then decided to take matters into her own hands and informed the production house that the young girl would no longer be under the director’s shelter.
Mommy dearest with the help of another producer friend of hers got a new movie for the little girl, work on which became the talk of the town. Naturally, the mother was beaming with joy and on occasions also made it a point to taunt the influential director for losing out on working with the young girl. Things were going fine until debutante’s film got embroiled in a controversy. On sensing trouble for the teenage girl, the mother decided to keep aside her ego and mend things with this big director-producer with whom she had a tussle in the past. She went and shed some tears (read crocodile tears) and requested the director to do something about the young girl’s career. The young lady’s father, who is also on good terms with the filmmaker, spoke to him and requested him to take charge of his daughter’s career. Naturally, the director agreed.
He then immediately spoke to another director friend of his, who was on a hunt for a leading lady for his much talked about the project with an enthusiastic actor, known for his versatility and bubbling energy. Needless to say, the debutante bagged the big role! Now whether this film will mark her debut or the one embroiled in controversies will be her stepping stone in Bollywood is something that we will have to wait and watch!
But isn’t this indeed interesting?!
Young Girl: Sara Ali Khan
Mom: Amrita Singh
Director: Karan Johar
Actor: Ranveer Singh