2018 – June – Bollywood Blind Item 2
The blind item below shouldn’t have been categorised as a blind item, it should have been more of a “In case you were wondering” because it seems to be an update about this actor and his comeback to films. We are trying to understand whether this blind item was send to Rajeev Masand so that he can promote this actor on his blog or did Rajeev genuinely write about what this actor is working on? If it’s the latter, it doesn’t make sense!
First, how many of you are fans of this actor? If not fans, did you miss him onscreen? Honestly, for us, there hasn’t been much difference. It is true what they say: “Out of sight, out of mind”. Just earlier this week, we were thinking of his old film in which he physically abused his wife. Directed by a famous South Indian director, the film starred two other famous actors and three very famous actresses. It was the first film of his that generated praise and accolades from his colleagues, critics and the audience.
Actually, we were thinking about actors who have raised hands on their female co-stars onscreen hence his part in that film. But this dude is a nice guy offscreen, he might have bullied his male colleagues when they were younger (among them was Kebab Jo), he has been a gentleman to the ladies. Wait a minute, not to everyone. Just probably not that model he was dating when he decided he wanted to be with this actress and proceeded to drop that model like a hot potato.
They were together for some 10 months after being introduced by a close family friend of his. He lost interest in her and instead of telling her that the relationship was off, he did this: It was his birthday and she planned a party for him. He said that his father wasn’t well so it was not right to have a party so she cancelled that party. That same day at night, he had a birthday bash where he invited all of his friends including that actress that he was interested in; he didn’t invite his model-friend. When mutual friends of theirs contacted this lady and asked her why she was absent to this party, that was how she knew he wasn’t interested in her anymore, so she decided to move on.
Don’t feel sorry for her, though. Soon after, she married a rich guy, who treats her like a queen! This lady was in a Yash Raj film that also starred this bubbly girl, who went on to win all the newcomer awards and also supporting awards for this role. Keep guessing who she is. This movie also starred two of Bollywood biggest stars as its lead actors, who at that time were just newcomers. Well, to be fair, the lead actress was more popular than the lead actor.
Anyways, this actor is making his comeback to films after years of being away from it. It is never easy to be the wife of a man who has not had much success in his career. It is the same for every wife out there with a husband, who goes through this struggle. For him, it must be hell of a difficult time because of who he is and because of who his parents are and not to mention, of who his wife is. But again, no one forced him to choose this occupation. He should have weighted the pros and cons and decide whether it was going to be worth it.
Check out the blind item below by Rajeev Masand to see the updates on the career of this star kid. Rajeev must be connected to this actor’s famous manager because that is the only way we think he got all these details. Also, he wrote the blind item in such a positive light compared to all the blind items that blasted this actor’s unprofessionalism ever since he decided to make a comeback. See for yourself below.
Image Makeover Time
This star son, who’s been going through a rough patch in his career for some time now, is working towards an image overhaul. His first step towards that was signing a movie with the poster-boy of indie cinema. It’s a Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam-style love triangle in which he plays the sympathy magnet.
Next up, he’s being strongly pitched to star alongside our ‘global female star’ in a film based on the true story of a girl with a fatal health condition who had great success as a motivational speaker before her passing at the age of 19. The actor, along with the female star, will play the parents of the protagonist, a role that has gone to the child artist who made a huge splash in two movies produced by a top superstar recently.
Apart from mixing up his film choices and picking material that makes him step out of his comfort zone, the actor has also signed up to be ‘handled’ by one of Bollywood’s top agents, who was responsible for the image-reinvention of one of the industry’s most infamous bad boys. Sources reveal that the agent—who had a falling out with the bad-boy-turned-superstar— has taken up this actor’s work as a challenge, and is determined to turn around his career and people’s perception of him. By all accounts the actor himself has taken charge; the indie director whose film he next stars in insists that on the set he was professional, committed, and hungry to be challenged.
Well, who doesn’t love a good comeback?