2018 – October – Bollywood Blind Item 4
This director is well-known for his big mouth, among other things if you believe the rumours going around. You are all aware what the blind item below is talking about because this has been discussed ever since it happened. We have been wondering too, since the whole #MeToo campaign has sort of kicked off, whether this actress will come out to speak about what this director did to her. It is not like she has anything to lose at the moment. She has not been doing any steady work for quite a while now.
For those, who don’t know or are not familiar. This actress was shooting for this director’s fifth film. There were 3 actors and 3 actresses in this film. All was hunky dory until the film’s promotions started and this actress was nowhere to be seen. No one told the truth, obviously. The director and producer called this actress unprofessional for refusing to promote this film. Meanwhile, the actress had to give out an interview and instead of telling the truth, she said she had the worst time working on this film and that the film traumatised her in some ways. Well, seeing the actors in drag traumatised us too so just imagine how these girls felt when they saw these actors in drag? And that too, in person!
But that’s not what happened. What happened was, the director one night asked the actress to come to his room on the overseas schedule of this shoot. This was for the purpose of discussing her scene tomorrow. Instead of any discussion happening that night, the actress came in to the director’s room to find him in full monty style waiting for her, like a villain in Bollywood films of the 70s, 80s and 90s – Shakti Kapoor and Prem Chopra style. The actress already took precautions before she stepped in his room. After all, his shenanigans are legendary stories in Bollywood circles and among the actresses of Bollywood. She recorded the whole conversation and scene the minute she stepped in his room. Later, she left the room without doing anything and obviously, in shock. She went to the producer and told him what happened and showed proof and all that. She threatened to go to the police, but the producer stopped her and offered to silence her with a hefty pay-out. Now we don’t know whether the actress asked for that sum or was it offered to her. This was all mentioned in several blind items since her no-appearance at own film’s promotions made news.
So, this is what the blind item from PinkVilla below is talking about. By the way, this blind item is a little misleading. It looks like another version of a DNA blind item that was released a while back. This actress was not part of a franchise, it was just a standalone film.
Here are the relevant links if you want to catch-up on this situation:
This unmarried filmmaker’s sexual harassment incidents to come out in the OPEN soon
The unmarried filmmaker has been asking for sexual favours from those who go to him asking for work.
Silent awareness is dangerous and disastrous; this head honcho of the company, who has kept silent, is soon to get exposed. This man runs a talent company which has notorious elements in it. One exposé is waiting to happen and is just around the corner.
Also, we hear that this actor-filmmaker, who is the brother of a very popular filmmaker, and was presently shooting with another actor who has also been dragged into the #MeToo controversy is going to fall into trouble.
The unmarried filmmaker has been asking for sexual favours from those who go to him asking for work. He is already on the #MeToo list – a little hint here, the actress who had worked with him on a franchise had threatened to go to the cops but was persuaded by the producer and friends not to. This may just open.
Filmmaker: Sajid Khan
Actress: Bipasha Basu
Setting the record straight, Basu said: “A lot of unsavoury stories are going around about what happened during the shooting. I’ve been reading blind stories about some terrible situations that happened during Humshakals.
“Let me set the record straight. No such thing happened. These are completely false stories. I’m not the kind of girl anyone can mess around with. I’m fiery and forthright and I don’t take bulls**t from anyone.
“I don’t know which heroine in Humshakals had to face this. It didn’t happen to me. Nobody would dare to behave badly with me. I know how to protect myself.”