Blind Item – February 2013 – Bollywood
This week’s blind item will be the last for this month and it is courtesy of the Bollywood blind item genius, Rajeev Masand. This blind item was a bit hard to figure out at first, but then all worked out in the end. So, let’s check out the last blind item of February 2013.
The Triangular Truce
Call it guilty conscience or whatever you may, but it is hard to ignore the fact that an A-list leading lady appears to be going out of her way to shower praise on—and extend an olive branch to—another A-lister whose boyfriend she has been accused of stealing. Having just exited her second failed relationship a few months ago, this gorgeous star was reportedly at a delicate point in her life when she was swept off her feet by an upcoming male star known to wear his heart on his sleeve. Encouraged to spend time together and develop a warm rapport by a prominent filmmaker who’d signed them up to star in his ambitious new film, the actress didn’t resist her co-star’s friendly overtures.
Next thing you knew, they were going to dinners and movies, and a romance had blossomed. The actor, however, has been in an on-off relationship with the other top actress, who allegedly didn’t take his new ‘fling’ too well. While they had fought and got back together many times in the past, it seemed he’d moved on this time. Expectedly, it has been awkward for the two ladies each time they’ve run into each other at parties and award shows, and it hasn’t helped that tabloids have reported blow-by-blow details of their cold war. For the first actress particularly, it has been “harrowing” to be painted as the one who broke up the relationship, though she was the one wooed relentlessly by the male star, who reportedly convinced her he was single.
A filmmaker friendly with both actresses says that both are “basically straightforward girls who’re finding it very strange that this rivalry and enmity has come up between them”, and that one of them is making efforts to call a truce. In an interview to a film glossy recently, she has described the other actress as one of the most stylish heroines in the business, and has been praising her performance in a recent film to anyone willing to listen.
A-list Leading Lady: Deepika Padukone
Another A-Lister: Anushka Sharma
Upcoming Male Star: Ranveer Singh
Prominent Filmmaker: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Ambitious New Film: Ram Leela
Filmmaker Friendly: Karan Johar