2018 – November – Bollywood Blind Item 3
This week, the blind item by Rajeev Masand is about this actor that he has written about before about the same thing. So now, it seems that people are just sitting and waiting for him to be outed by his victims. It seems that the situation must be worst than what was initially thought. The blind items were indicating how he pesters women on outdoor shoots. But if he is being talked about in blind items and not his contemporary, it means that his case is worst.
The #MeToo movement has made everyone aware of the consequences that comes with working with these predators. It is nice that the actresses below refused to work with him on this basis. Well, to be fair, if he is outed then this movie will definitely be shelved and the actresses involved in the film will have to spend the next year or so talking about his case or what he did to women. One of the actresses in the blind item has worked with him earlier this year and there were reports on how he tried to hit her up as well, but she refused. There were blind items saying how she was uncomfortable with his advances on the sets and tried her best to stay away from him.
The other actress in the blind item below is the daughter of a senior actor. Now we are thinking that if she knows how this actor is, does this mean that he tried to get at her too? Clearly, she refused to co-star with him because she knows he is a predator, but if he did try his tricks on her then it’s just disgusting. But then again, this is Bollywood – a place that has a lack on morale! The actor soon found other actresses, who were willing to work with him on this project. He announced it earlier this week and even shared a picture. Are these actresses not aware of how he is or do they not care? Among these actresses is a Tamil/Telugu/Malayalam actress who will be making her debut in Hindi cinema with this film. Hopefully, he doesn’t pounce on her since she is a new cub in Bollywood!
Check out the blind item below from Rajeev Masand.
MeToo Caution Kicks In
Two actresses reportedly turned down a male A-lister who asked them to be in his next multi-starrer film. One is a busy leading lady who’s doing multiple local and international projects and got away by citing the old ‘no dates’ excuse while gently turning him down. The other doesn’t have much on her plate, but politely declined the role saying she didn’t see much meat in it.
Bollywood insiders are saying both actresses vocally supported the recent MeToo wave, and their lack of enthusiasm for this film may have something to do with the fact that there have been murmurs that the leading man in question could himself be outed soon. Not one to be turned down by heroines chosen to star in a film with him, the actor was apparently surprised that both ladies said ‘no’, and especially so given that he’s worked with both of them in earlier films that went on to become big box-office hits.
A-lister: Akshay Kumar
Busy Leading Lady: Radhika Apte
Other Actress: Sonam Kapoor
Film: Mission Mangal