Bollywood Blind Item – August 2020 – 1
The first blind item for this month is a piece that was released back in June. Sometime around that when the movie that this BI is talking about released. When it was announced that the film was to be released on an online streaming platform, both stars were not happy with this decision.
They both wanted the film to release in theaters but due to the lockdown, a theater-release was impossible. If that wasn’t all, the film was hit with controversies. A plagiarism accusation is no small thing.
This actor that the blind item is referring to is the veteran star of the film. You might think it’s the young actor but it’s not him. The veteran actor’s first film with this director is still locked to this day due to a copyright issue.
Most likely the actor is upset about their last film together because of the controversy that made headlines instead of his work. After all, he delivered a different kind of performance in the film and he even went through the painful procedure of wearing prosthetic at his age.
He might have felt that no one paid attention to his work due to the plagiarism accusations. Well, now that he just recovered from a serious illness, maybe he changed his mind?
Check out the blind item below from Mumbai Mirror.
Looks like all is not well between this actor and the filmmaker who have collaborated on a few popular movies. Apparently, the actor is not too pleased that their last project got into a controversy.
Incidentally, this is not the first time the filmmaker’s work has got caught in a legal wrangle. On two earlier occasions, a third party has claimed rights to the original story. Interestingly, the filmmaker and the actor’s first film was caught in a courtroom battle, and is yet to see the light of day.
Actor: Amitabh Bachchan
First Film Together: Shoe Bite
Last Project: Gulabo Sitabo
Director: Shootjit Sircar