Bollywood Blind Item – August 2019 – 17
UPDATE: BLIND ITEM SOLVED! – SEE BELOW.
The only person happy with this is Mr. Khiladi! That is, if no other big film clashes with him next year. Shoutout to KebabJo who produced such a huge bomb so his Aloo can get this film!
The shooting of this upcoming film is going to be epic. If this is what is happening before shooting has even start, you can bet more drama will be happening. Just stay tune!
This filmmaker is really passionate about film-making so on his set, other than him, no one has the right to be a diva. The thing is now he has hired this superstar for his next film and that superstar is also a diva and does whatever he wants on the sets of his films, including waking up anytime he wants and coming to sets anytime he wants and shooting for however long he wants. Yes, he da boss on his sets!
Ironically when this filmmaker signed this superstar on, we were wondering why he did that since he’s way past handling superstars’ airy ways, which was why he was working with new stars instead of big stars.
The filmmaker has his own way of doing things so naturally it is his film so he is the one who gets to decide on the people to hire. But this superstar also works on films bringing in his own people because he is generous like that. For years now, he has had his sister on his team so obviously, he thought he would bring in his sister again.
Now, you know how he is about family?! So obviously, he will be mad that this filmmaker doesn’t want to hire his sis. Who knows?! If this goes on, he might even refuse to wear clothes throughout the film! Nothing new in that.
Anyways, this is just the beginning. It will be interesting to see if they can really complete the film on schedule. Check out the blind item from PinkVilla.
Superstar threatens to WALKOUT of a big budget movie if the filmmaker didn’t use his buddy’s work
When the cast of the superstar’s next movie with a famous filmmaker was announced, it was spoken of like a dream casting. The filmmaker was working with the superstar after years AND the actress opposite the superstar (though a trifle young), was an extremely talented one. It was a fresh pairing. The romantic drama was a big-budget extravaganza shot over many countries.
Dates were locked, locales were finalised and almost all the technicians were sorted – till it came to the costume and wardrobe department as the superstar insisted on having his own way. It was a deadlock with the actor staging a walkout till the filmmaker had to give in – as his movie would get postponed!
The superstar and the filmmaker had stopped working for a few years as the actor felt deeply let down by the director over another movie. But after their patch-up, the filmmaker narrated an unconventional love story which the superstar loved and gave an immediate nod to.
The movie was announced and technicians were being finalised till the filmmaker received a roadblock from the star. The superstar said his own relatives and a close buddy would do his costumes (they do for all his movies, events and television shows and are known to charge extravagantly for them) and styling in the movie.
The superstar is known for his own style of working as he’s moody and temperamental. From his team to the cast, music and his clothes, the actor picks and chooses everything, according to his own satisfaction and those who don’t listen, are dropped from his date diary.
He is known to launch newcomers and promote wannabe actors and actresses even though they fail to leave an impact at the box-office. And when it comes to his family and friends, his love is so unconditional, that even though he has faced much criticism, he is always promoting their work.
Now, the director likes his own team of technicians. He has his own style of working and is known to hire newcomers, so he doesn’t have to pay too much. The filmmaker is also known to be moody and temperamental, but his grandiose blockbusters mounted on a lavish scale are not just super entertainers but churn in the moolah and pump an actor’s career to an extreme high. In fact, most stars, fall over themselves to work with him and are known to reduce their fees too, so they can get a role in his musical extravaganzas.
The filmmaker tried to reason and even argue with the actor that the relatives and friends weren’t equipped to handle a film of this scale, magnitude and characters. He is playing a stylish tycoon and his look demanded something different. The superstar and his styling, in recent times, have been getting plenty of flak from his fans and audience for his backdated (and repetitive) style of dressing. But no argument or calm reasoning could change the superstar’s mind.
He was adamant that it would be his relatives who designed his outfits or he wouldn’t do the film. The hapless filmmaker had no option but to bow down to his demand. After such a big announcement and locking almost the entire cast, crew and locales, it would have been terribly expensive to postpone the movie and begin searching again for another top hero, again!
If the superstar is not careful, his arrogance and unreasonable demands (especially that of promoting his kin), may lead to an even bigger downfall. Pride, they say, comes before a fall…
Superstar: Salman Khan
Famous Filmmaker: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Trifle Young Actress: Alia Bhatt
As per an insider close to the production house, “Sanjay only narrated the first half of ‘Inshallah’ to Salman. He wasn’t ready with the post-interval sequences. Salman asked Sanjay to also read out the second half and how the film would play out, especially the climax which is very important in the film. ‘Inshallah’ is a sweet love story and the way the film is treated will be very different from any of Salman’s films that we have seen in the last few years.”
It seems that apart from the second half issue, both Sanjay and Salman felt that ‘Inshallah’ might not be the right release for Eid. The source added, “’Inshallah’ isn’t a staple Salman film. It doesn’t have over the top action or applause-inducing power-packed one-liners that Salman’s Eid releases are famous for. They both felt that it would have a more organic feel if it came out later in the year. As of now, they are thinking of December 2020 as the time to release the film.”
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Inshallah’ starring Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt which was earlier scheduled for Eid 2020 release, has been postponed and the new date is yet to be announced. Taking to his Twitter account, superstar Salman made the announcement. However, as per reports, theatrical rights of the movie have been sold for a whopping amount of Rs 190 crore! For the uninitiated, ‘Inshallah’ marks the reunion of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Salman Khan after 20 long years post ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ and the two actors will be sharing the screen space for the first time.