Blind Item – November – Bollywood – 2018 2
Since there are no blind items today, we decided to go with this one, which was originally posted by Box Office India in early September. Back then, this issue was not known but the drama that happened afterwards put this film in the an unwanted limelight. Since then, the issues seemed to have been fixed since the lead and the director have patched up. Unless they have patched up for the cameras only, who knows?! As it is, the film will be released next year and a teaser was already released in conjunction some time back. Like the blind item mentioned, this film does require a lot of VFX and based on the teaser, you can see it was a rushed work. Similarly with Shah Rukh Khan‘s ‘Zero’ too, the teaser seemed a bit weird but the trailer was alright since they had time to extensively work on the VFX. This VFX thing is such a headache, just ask Shankar – director of ‘Robot’.
Anyways, check out the blind item below. This film is very important to this lead actor, so hopefully when it releases, it gets the response it deserves.
The pursuit of perfection is a laudable objective but it is also important to know where to draw a line in a time- and cost-sensitive vocation such as filmmaking.
This film has already missed a couple of its scheduled trysts with the box office on account of substantial reshoots and extensive VFX requirements. Finally, it seemed all content-related issues had been sorted and things were back on track for the film to carry out its VFX and other post-production requirements to get ready for release.
But as often happens in this line, producer proposes, star disposes. On watching the new rushes of the film with the reshot portions, the film’s main lead still wasn’t satisfied and ordered further reshoots. And this seems to be the last straw that has finally broken the director’s patience. He has told the producers that they are welcome to reshoot but he (the director) will take no part in it and that the star might as well direct the remaining portions.
Hmm… we can’t wait for the next promo of this film. Not so much for its content but to see whose name features in the ‘Directed By’ credit!