Blind Item – September 2017
The blind item below comes from Mid Day in Malavika Sangghvi’s column. It’s about this actor, who has been known to be a quiet and silent womaniser. Everyone knows that his usually-outspoken wife turns a blind eye to his affairs. It’s been a long time since he made news on this topic. We almost thought that perhaps he matured and is no longer interested in his young heroines, especially when he himself has a young teenage daughter. It seems that is not the case based on what this blind item is saying. To be honest, we don’t mean to be mean, but the thought of him hooking up with anyone is nauseating! He smokes and drinks, can you imagine the foul smell coming out of his mouth alone? Maybe these girls have no problem, just ask Kangana Ranaut. Anyways, check out this blind item below that shared with us by a kind OSOP reader. By the way, it was not easy to figure out who this actress was, but after some digging, we think we might have gotten the right one. Funnily enough, this so-called outspoken actress likes this actor a lot and has had nice things to say about him in past interviews.
The casting ouch
OK so here’s some garam gyan from our filmy insider about the industry’s legendary casting couch. According to him, time was when it was the producers and directors who conducted the (ahem) casting couch, which required wannabe actresses to audition for them in ways that would make you blush. Not so any more. “These days the casting couch is wholly and solely the purview of a handful of top male actors. If they ‘approve’ of a girl, then they recommend her for a role in their next film. That’s how it works,” he said.
And the front-runners in this regressive and abhorrent practice? According to our source, it’s a handful of hunks who are known for the practice. “Only recently, a leading actress, someone easily ranked among the industry’s top 10, was seen to be summoned to an actor’s room for a ‘script discussion’ at 2 am while they were abroad on a show. What’s even more shocking is that the actor is celebrated for his rugged action man and doting husband image, being as he is, married to an actress known as Bollywood‘s sweetheart. Ouch!