April 2018 – Bollywood Blind Item 9

The last blind item for today comes from the weekly blind item of Rajeev Masand. This time, it’s about a movie that has been in the talks for a long time now. Wished that they would get started already because the news surrounding this film is getting tiring. It’s nothing wrong, except it’s always about the hero and how much weight he should lose. As it turned out, this news was being let out to the media without the actor being notified about his weight issues in advance. Kind of embarrassing, isn’t it?

Since last week now, there has been news that this other actor is now doing the film. It’s all so confusing and now Rajeev Masand is saying that the weight-problem actor is not the choice of the director but of the producer. The director doesn’t want him, but wants someone else. He should have thought wisely before selling the rights to his film. Maybe that wasn’t in his hands either, but it is his film.

Anyways, check out the blind item below from Rajeev Masand.



Bollywood Blind Item

April 2018 – Bollywood Blind Item 9


Producer versus Director

According to the industry grapevine, the director of a big Telugu hit who’d been signed to remake his own film in Hindi has been dropped from the project after he embarrassed the producer by openly dissing the leading man who’d been approached to star in the film.

Turns out, the director had his heart set on a young male star whose wife is currently pregnant with their second baby. The director had reportedly given the star his word that if he’d remake the movie, he’d do it with him in the lead. But the producer is no fan of the said star, and approached another young actor, with whom he’d worked in his last film, a moderately successful comedy. When news reached the director that this β€˜other actor’ might be doing the film, he gave an interview saying he didn’t think that the actor fit the role, but he β€˜might consider him’ if he was willing to lose around 20 kg for the part.

The actor is believed to have given the producer a piece of his mind, and now one hears that the director himself may have been fired from the project.


OSOP Guesses

Producer: Ashwini Varde and Murad Khaitani

Director: Sandeep Reddy Vanga

Weight-problem Actor: Arjun Kapoor

Male Star: Shahid Kapoor

April 2018 – Bollywood Blind Item 9

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11 Responses

  1. sweettooth01 says:

    @monalisa-yes it is quite similar to dev d..i too felt if remade in bw, it wont be a cult movie..bt what is good abt this movie is, i liked this better than dev d etc bcos the perfrormances,storyline,scenes are a lot more real and better and people connect more easily to this one than dev d..the love story too is reallly niceee and story focusses a lot on his life as a doctor and his behaviour and how passionate he is towards his career and heart break and drugs and love story ofcourse..i think thrs a lot more connectivity here and ppl end up liking arjun reddy character a lott

  2. Amanda says:

    Both are not fit for the role… Sandeep should have casted a new young actor in early twenties since the male character is a medical student and then a young doc… Shahid who is nearing 40 is not young and Arjun kapoor also does not look like a student…. Actors should be cast in age appropriate roles… Oldies acting like a college boy is so outdated….

    • Kiran101 says:

      @monalisa it’s like very Jordan adaptation of β€˜ devdas β€˜ with a different twist . How the guy spiral downs to alcohol , drugs and debauchary . But with a differ twist .

    • Kiran101 says:

      Mordern *

  3. Kiran101 says:

    Okay Telugu person here … In 2017 August when ‘Arjun Reddy ‘ released director Sandeep Vanga explicitly told he wants Ranveer Singh if he has to make it in BW. A month after that someone asked for update in an interview and Sandeep said… Ranveer Signh will be watching ‘Arjun Reddy’ moview with his team and Adi Chopra…and he will be flying to Mumbai to answer questions related to dealing with nativity . This was in Sep 2017.

    Sandeep was very hopeful ‘Ranveer Singh’ would be signed because it was his original choice for Hindi remake. Ranveer refused the film.

    ‘Arjun Reddy ‘ movie right were sold in Tamil (Now done by VIkram’s son , Dhanush wanted rights), Boney Kapoor seemed to have brought Hindi rights.

    These are facts , Sandeep is very ambitious about the Hindi remake … Original telugu actor ‘Vijay Devarakonda ‘ gave a performance that Telugu industry is extremely proud of. There is no way Sandeep will agree to direct ‘Arjun Kapoor’ . No , Shahid will also be a bad choice (yes he is good actor). I think people need to see the original movie to see why Shahid is just a very bad choice to play ‘ Arjun Reddy’ . Its the story of a Medical House intern ’23-24′ year old.

    My personal opinion…Sandeep should forget about the remake in Hindi. Every telugu audience keep saying Ranveer should be cast…and he refused to do this movie. I can see why …I dont think Sandeep can create the same magic in Hindi and there were similar movies made in BW. Ranveer is one smart guy.

    • Monalisa says:

      Never watched the telugu version of Arjun Reddy, but did watch the trailer. Is it similar to DevD? If so I think RS rejecting the movie is the best decision. And Shahid already did something similar in Udta. Why is he repeating such a role so soon.

    • Rad says:

      Googled Vikram’s son after reading ths comment. Wow didn’t realise Vikram’s son was old enuf to act. Looks great. Fit for the role. Hope he does a good job.

  4. pooja says:

    There’s nothing wrong in what the director commented about arjun kappor. Arjun won’t fit the bill with his current fitness level – he looks like someone who’s drowning in food, alcohol and may be drugs.

    Arjun reddy needs a star who’ll look young,cocky and alpha male — and shahid definitely dosen’t fit the bill, wonder why sandeep vanga considered shahid.
    The male lead in Telugu version of Arjun reddy was just perfect. Can’t imagine anyone from bollywood pulling off this role apart from Rs and ranbo maybe.

  5. Rashmi says:

    read this blind now on another site. There Shahid was called “young actor”. Shahid is 40 years old, is it young? When the 40-year-old actress, she no longer offers the role of heroines. they are already offered age roles. but the 40-year-old actor still falls into the category of young

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