Blind Item – June – Bollywood – 2018
It’s ironic that this blind item came out today when we were just thinking about this director yesterday. For some reason, we were thinking of the late Jiah Khan and her tragic death. It brought us to thinking that out of all the people she worked with, Deepika Padukone was her only co-star who attended the funeral. Someone said back then that Jiah’s funeral was Muslim, so her Hindu colleagues didn’t feel comfortable attending her funeral and all that but Deepika came, didn’t she? We remember thinking then that it’s quite something considering how no one else came. Did they not value her as a colleague or did they not give her any importance because she was not that famous? The people she started her career with, RGV – he was busy tweeting about her, AB Sr – he posted his condolences on Twitter.
We don’t know why, we started thinking about this director in the blind item below. He took Jiah in his second film at a time when things were a bit difficult for foreigners to work in India. Jiah had to go back to England and then, somehow she got this film. Later on, there were rumours that came on how Jiah was spotted at this director’s place of residence many times. His neighbours saw her there and leaked the news to the media on how they don’t like her coming there because decent families live there. It could have been before the shooting of this film to secure her role or it could have been after, we don’t remember. It was also said that she didn’t feel comfortable wearing those skimpy outfits they made her wear in the film. Since she was not really getting any other offers, she had no choice.
Wherever you are Jiah, hope you are finally at peace.
Just the thought of remembering these articles back then brought this dark cloud filled with sadness. Just imagine the situation of a young girl with no protectors by her side. She alone had to figure out how things work and what had to be done to get work. Every time, some scandalous gossip comes out about this director, we keep wondering why no one has outed him yet. He has been accused of sending pics of his dong-dong to actresses and for the unlucky ones, he showed it to them in person.The last time, it was made public through a variety of blind items but he was not outed by any journalist.
Maybe it’s also a very common behaviour in this industry, just like that blind item about how actresses who work with Raymond were expected to please him. It was leaked by him, so just imagine how this sort of behaviour gives them leverage to take advantage of those who has no one by their side to protect them or to advise them. They can do what they want and when they want, then they speak of women empowerment or how they support feminism.
Back to the blind item, this director is getting back to shooting films now after 5 years of hiatus. He was ousted by his own people after his big a$$ claims got him big box office flops. They ousted him from his own franchise and now that he is back in their good books, he is directing the 4th installment of the same franchise. The blind item speaks about how he took a special liking to this young actress and has promised her a role in his upcoming film. It doesn’t sound like couch casting, but the blind item is clearly indicating that things between them are of the same scenario.
Take a look at the blind item from Mumbai Mirror.
WE don’t think we will ever tire of stories of directors pawing their heroines after promising them a role. The latest ones not’ joining the me-too bandwagon are this comedy filmmaker and an up and coming female actor who made her debut in a horror film. We hear the director is rather smitten with this sexy young girl and wants to cast her in his next film. But the producers say they haven’t even heard of her. Last we checked, the director was just picking her up for their nth coffee-tea-and-me date.