Blind Item – August 2017 2
We didn’t know that this actor’s father manages his acting career. We thought the star was old enough to do that. Or maybe he couldn’t say what he wanted to and asked his father to do it. He hasn’t signed any film yet and everyone is waiting to see which project he takes on next. He’s taking his own sweet time in deciding everything. So much so that he has had enough time to read news about him and dispel it on Twitter. You never know with him, he might just reply to this blind item with the hashtag #Imwitupapa. If you follow him on Twitter, you might already know who we are talking about. Check out the blind item below by Rajeev Masand.
Whose Loss Is It Anyway?
So it turns out that the veteran filmmaker father of a top male star has thrown a wrench in the plans of a young director who was looking forward to starting his new film with the heartthrob star. The over-cautious father has sent the director back to the drawing board, insistent that he return only once the script is in better and tighter shape.
The film, a real life story about an inspiring figure, was meant to go into production just weeks from now, but the star’s father has said the shoot will have to be pushed back. This, insiders are saying, has proven to be a setback for the director who was looking forward to diving into the shoot and taking his mind off the messy controversy he got embroiled in recently. The delay will also likely hurt the film’s producers who had finances and schedules all locked in anticipation. But, trade pundits are saying the person most likely to be affected is the star himself who hasn’t had a release since earlier this year. One of the most talented young stars in the business, the actor has been dogged by health problems and personal issues lately, and many say he needs to be working more frequently. One film every year-and-a-half is hardly a good pace for an actor in his prime.
However, there is an opinion among industrywaalas that the star’s father has taken the right decision. The film is likely to release in October. Given what a bad year it has been for movies, you can never be too careful.