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.
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 ‘other actor’ might be doing the film, he gave an interview saying he didn’t think that the actor fit the role, but he ‘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.