Bollywood Blind Item – August 2019 – 24
Today’s blind item is about this director, who has not really made it big other than his film that changed this superstar’s career. But, that was like 12 years ago and no one cares if your last film did not work at the box office!
This director is not the only one, there are many more like him. But hopefully the actors, who rejected his film are doing it on the basis of them not liking the script and not being the director has not been having good luck at the box office.
Sure, he does make heavy films that are not considered to be commercial. You need brains to watch it and sometime, these films don’t really work.
Anyways, so now that he is not getting the people that he wants for the film, he is focusing instead on directing a television series. It’s a good thing that directors can go out and find other work instead of sitting around and waiting for the right star to agree. Speaking of which, wonder if King Khan refused this one or was he not offered?
The reason probably he is not approaching other relevant stars could be because this production house wants known names in the film instead of unknown ones.
Check out the blind item by Rajeev Masand.
A reclusive but brilliant director who’s made only three features so far is reportedly having a tough time casting for his next project. Word is that at least three actors have ‘politely declined’ the lead role, despite the fact that the film is being produced by one of Bollywood’s top studios.
And we aren’t even talking big superstars. One of the actors who turned him down is a debutant who did a splashy first film that was one of the year’s best.
Turns out the lack of enthusiasm from actors has hit the filmmaker hard. He’s reportedly put the film on the back burner for now and has instead signed up to codirect an epic television series with a leading NRI filmmaker. He’s been telling friends he doesn’t know if and when he’ll return to the film.
Director: Shimit Amin
Producers: Yash Raj
Debutant: Siddhant Chaturvedi