August 2017 – Bollywood Blind Item 8
Today’s first blind item is by Rajeev Masand. It’s about this senior actor’s comeback film and the film’s director. This director has been reported to be this way before by Mr. Masand. Before, he wrote that this director was such in awe of the former beauty queen/actress in his last film that he didn’t pay attention to the other actors in the film. This time, there’s no beauty queen and he still doesn’t want to put in all of his efforts. Let’s just see how this film fares at the box office. Check out the blind item below by Open Magazine.
The Lazy Bird Gets the Worm
Few of his actors have good things to say about him after they’ve wrapped production on their movies together, yet this technician-turned-director somehow manages to land major A-listers for every new project.
The leading ladies of both his previous films complained that they had to take charge when it became clear that he didn’t have the commitment (or skill) required to complete the films on schedule and on budget. The leading man of his last film said he was surprised his director didn’t even bother to show up and supervise the dub.
Despite that kind of reputation, he’s helming one of the more talked-about movies that’s slated for release shortly. Insiders say this one was a relatively hassle- free shoot because the director’s commitment (or lack of it) matched his leading man’s. For the actor, this was strictly a chance to get his career back on track; he wasn’t going to kill himself to make a great movie. Suits the director just fine.
Leading Ladies: Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Rai
Actor: Sanjay Dutt
Director: Omung Kumar