Bollywood Blind Item – April 2019 – 6
The first blind item for today is from Rajeev Masand in his weekly column. This time, the blind item is about this actor. Mr. Masand does a good job of trying to describe this actor differently because he has already feature him in several blind items this year.
It is true! This actor was once touted to be a superstar in the making, one that could potential take the throne away from King Khan. Why do they put so much pressure on these young actors?
By they, we meant the press. Back then, it was the press who was doing that. These days, it’s mostly KebabJo! Then, the press used to love pitting this actor and King Khan, much to King Khan’s annoyance.
So this actor, according to Mr.Masand, is going through a tough time. It’s not that hard to see it because this actor has this habit of proclaiming something when in reality, it is something else. He definitely does not practice what he preaches.
Don’t know why he does that or why he thinks he should put up a front. If he’s going through something, he should seek help.
Years ago, after his divorce, he hired a life coach to go around with him, literally shadowing every step he made. The coach was even dealing with this actor’s longtime employers on his behalf, telling them what to do.
First of all, if you are hiring a life coach, someone who is going to tell you what to do every step of the way, this is a sign that you need help. Usually, you just attend a couple of classes and you are inspired.
By hiring someone to be with you all the time is not fixing the problems you have. Your problems are fixed when you get help getting in that direction. Not when someone else tells you what to do on the spot.
Maybe this actor thought he can afford to hire one to shadow him so he did. The life coach just vanished one day, most likely fired because he was meddling in every aspect of this star’s life. The actor was OK for a while then went back to his old ways.
Anyways, things have not been going so well for him for the past few years. So much has been going on, so much negativity. He clearly feels there’s an expectation and he has to live up to that.
Look at one of the previous blind items about him, which mentioned he now feels ashamed that he has dad-bod so he covers himself up and has stopped posting upper-body pics. He doesn’t really look bad at all.
Everything in life is just a phase and it’s all about how you deal with it. Look at Britney Spears. She checked herself in a mental facility to seek help because she has not been doing well lately. Her father’s health has taken a toll on her mental well-being. Good for her for taking that step. Everyone remembers the sad period that she went through years ago.
There’s no shame in seeking help, especially when you have a family and kids depending on you. If you can afford it, it’s even better. In his case, he can even go away quietly to somewhere no one would know about.
He mentioned that his father was doing great, so perhaps there’s more than what he is letting on. Or it’s just the stress of going through that, which is affecting him now. No one would have known his dad is seeking treatment if the star didn’t announce it on social media. On top of that, he had to show that they are strong enough to go through this. Having a parent going through an illness is never easy and can take a toll on you.
Well…Imagine being at a position where you have to constantly fake it for the world to see?
Some weeks ago, Uday Chopra sparked panic when he mentioned something depressing on social media. He disappeared then later came back to say he’s fine. And, he too has been reportedly going through depression.
Check out the blind item below from Rajeev Masand. By the way, it is mentioned in the blind item that this actor has “potential partners” – meaning more than one. That’s nice, especially when no one knows anything about it.
A Rough Patch
Rumour has it that this once undisputed A-lister who was poised to be a serious threat to the superstars reigning the box office for over two decades is currently feeling defeated both personally and professionally.
Insiders have been whispering that the actor is unable to focus on work because he’s distracted by more urgent matters, crucially the health of a parent. This setback has reportedly thrown his schedule into a tailspin.
At least two projects—one in post- production, another still in scripting— have had to be postponed, causing some inconvenience to other cast and crew. The director of the second project will now helm a web show while he waits for his film to get back on track.
But it’s not just the actor’s professional projects that are in a mess. Those who know him say he’s also struggling with his personal relationships.
He’s trying to put up a brave face for his children, sources say, but he’s having trouble trusting friends and potential partners; he appears to have withdrawn into a shell.