2018 – August – Bollywood Blind Item 7
The blind item for today comes from Rajeev Masand. It is nothing you don’t know about. Nothing new. Just a day in the Bollywood drama that is playing out between these two grown-up men. We have said before how it is strange that this superstar broke up with this director.
The director gave him two big hits in a row and the minute the third film got a lot of flak for making the superstar look stupid, the superstar ditched him. It is strange because this actor has worked with flop directors before and with directors and producers who have given him flops before.
It does not make sense why he broke-up with this director, especially since this director gave him this ground-breaking role that went on to change how the direction of this superstar’s career. Is it because the stakes of this superstar’s career are high and he was suddenly embarrassed at the humiliation that this director caused him?
The director is also smart, he wants to get back to the good books of this superstar. You know, it’s like once you get a taste of what the golden goose can do for your career, you would want that back into your life. The director is set to shoot his next with a younger star, so that would be interesting to watch.
Check out the blind item below from Rajeev Masand.
When Ties Don’t Entirely Snap
Last year, rumour had it that a top star had fallen out with his director after their last film bombed at the box office. Those close to the actor said they weren’t even talking now, after having made three films together. Some said the star was upset the director had insisted on giving the film a tone contrary to the star’s image and on sticking with his ‘vision’ despite the star’s reservations. Others said the actor had been led to believe there were irregularities in the budget. Either way, plans for more films together seem to have been scrapped.
In the months that followed, the actor had taken another director under his wing, and the filmmaker in question had announced both an ambitious mini-series for a streaming platform and a film with another top actor. They weren’t seen together at social gatherings or even the actor’s birthday celebrations—the message was loud and clear.
Throughout, however, the director’s wife kept up social graces, ‘liking’ and commenting on Instagram posts by the actor’s family, especially his sister. Earlier this week, she agreed to host at an event involving the actor and his family. It’s hard to predict if the men will patch up, but it’s refreshing to see things don’t have to remain ugly.