Blind Item – August – Bollywood – 2017
Our second blind item of the day comes from Rajeev Masand. Believe us when we say that it’s not at all difficult to figure this one out. In fact, this blind item also inadvertently solved another blind item that was released months ago. What can be said about this young lady? Either she improves herself or find another line of work. That said, we don’t know why she reminds us of Sonam Kapoor in her early days. Remember the young and brash Sonam? The one, who acted in silly films, including a comedy film as well as an action film. She reminds us of this young lady. So either we wait for this girl to get her act together, like Sonam eventually did, or she’s better off as a model posing for magazine covers, like Sonam also did and is still doing. Her dad was huge in the 90s and he’s still working today in supporting or negative roles. He’s also one of the nicest man to exist in Bollywood. It’s endearing how he waiting all these years to marry his wife because his family objected to their relationship. Then his wife got cancer, he stood by and supported her, like every husband should. It’s quite rare to find in Bollywood. Anyways, find out who Rajeev Masand is talking about.
This young actress whose most recent film has come a cropper at the box-office is reportedly upset with critics for dismissing her ‘work’ in the film as ‘strictly decorative’. Given that she had barely 10 lines in the entire movie and less screen- time than all of the other principals, some would say the critics were being polite. The joke in the industry is that the twenty-something comes from a legacy of the finest timber in Bollywood, and has turned out to be a chip off the old block. ‘It is likely that her wax impression would be more animated than her,’ one reviewer declared.
No wonder she’s been telling friends she wants to ‘punch the critics’. But shouldn’t her anger be aimed at her director, who reportedly slashed her role on her very first day after she took more than a dozen retakes to get a simple line right? According to well placed sources, a senior actor in the cast who is thick with the director, recommended that the actress’ role be kept to a bare minimum after it became clear she was too raw and couldn’t match the timing and speed of the rest of the cast.
One catty insider remarked that the actress talked more in the interviews she’s been giving to promote the film, than she did on screen. Ouch!
Actress: Athiya Shetty