Bollywood Blind Item 9 – April 2018
The last blind item for today comes from Rajeev Masand in his weekly entertainment column. This might just be this actress’ lucky week because this is like the second or third time that she has been mentioned in a blind item. Though, we don’t see the point of mentioning something that happened years earlier for no reason at all. Perhaps, Mr. Masand wanted to write about how this actor ousted the actress from an earlier film and now he requested her to be in his upcoming film. But, he didn’t mentioned that at all. He just wrote a blind item about something that happened years ago and we are sure that this has happened many times with this actress.
Upon reading the blind item, we just feel that some details are misleading. Like for example, everyone knows that this director/producer is the one who produces films that feature this leading actress, who he also launched. Everyone knows that he takes a special interest in her career and for him, her success is his success. She is a bankable star, which is why he always gets this co-produced credit.
For this film too, he wanted this young actress to be in it. Yes, we don’t think that the actor did anything in this. Maybe the producer is the one who leaked this story and changed a couple of details. Who knows? Now that other details have come out, we have to wonder how the film would have turned out had the director got her way and picked her first choice.
Check out the blind item from Rajeev Masand below.
Male superstars will tell you they don’t interfere in casting decisions, but more often than not, they’d be lying. A-listers like to give the impression that they submit themselves to the vision of their directors, but anyone who knows how Bollywood works will tell you that the power on a movie set is usually concentrated with the film’s leading man, especially if he’s one of the country’s top stars.
Like this one actor who, a few years ago, turned down a project being produced by his close friend because he didn’t think the actress who’d been approached to star in it could pull off the role. The film was more or less centred on the female character and the director had locked this pretty but vapid leading lady for the role. When the actor was approached, he expressed interest in taking the role but made it clear he wouldn’t do it if the makers were insistent on casting the actress.
The producer promptly dumped the female star when it became clear that the superstar’s presence in the film would elevate the project considerably, and he was able to replace her with at talented young actress whom he also happens to mentor. Once the younger actress was in, the superstar signed up. And the film was back on track.
Actor: Shah Rukh Khan
Actress: Katrina Kaif
Movie: Dear Zindagi
Young Actress: Alia Bhatt
Producer: Karan Johar