August 2017 – Bollywood Blind Item 6
Today’s blind item from Mumbai Mirror is about this top star and his quest to make a lot of money. It seems that he just never learns. Only for his home production, he does not charge or perhaps he charges less. For other directors and producers, he charges them an amount so humongous that it becomes hard for the film to recover its money. We don’t know why he thinks he should get that price. Sure, he works really hard and for this film, it will be different for him because he will have to make his brain work harder; he will have to smarten up. Still, when he charges this much, doesn’t he realise that it might be hard for the production house to recover its budget? Or does he not care? Maybe he thinks that if he decreases his price, he loses his value in the industry. This is scary because this film is a niche film that might not appeal to everyone, so the chance of making back the money spent is not guaranteed. We want to say he quoted a really high price so that the director doesn’t sign him, but he’s already signed on the dotted line now. Anyways, what’s it to us? He’s burying his own career with his expensive price tag. It’s a pity he doesn’t think of the other way. There’s also this possibility that he’s charging this much because perhaps he’s not too fit to work in many films. So, he puts in all his energy in one film and then he can rest for as long as he wants. This film is the first film he has signed this year, 8 months after his film released in January. We can’t really comment on the fact that he has chosen to work with a sexual offender, that’s his choice. It would be hypocritical of him to stay away since Bollywood is not immune to these kinds of cases. Check out who this blind item is about.
THIS A-lister, who was in talks with an award-winning but controversial filmmaker for his next, has finally signed on the dotted line after the latter agreed to his demands for a whopping remuneration on par with the Khans and a profit-sharing clause. The actor, who has not delivered an acclaimed hit in over five years, will also be involved in picking the leading lady for the movie. The buzz is the heroine won’t have much to do, and should be able to finish her work within 40 days. The director gave in to the actor’s demands, because two superstars he’d approached earlier turned him down because they were apprehensive of the bad press it would generate.
A-Lister: Hrithik Roshan
Leading Lady: Katrina Kaif
Director: Vikas Bahl