Bollywood Blind Item – December 2019 – 8
So much has been said about this famous director’s next film. What is he working on, who will he be working with and all that. Now, it’s funny that there’s just so much news about this.
It could be normal or…It could be that they are testing the waters just to see people’s reaction. If you remember, not too long ago this filmmaker was called out in the #MeToo movement for his unwanted advancements toward an assistant, who worked on his sets.
This filmmaker is not working on this biopic by himself, he has been chosen to work on this biopic. Isn’t that something?!
So apparently, this is the project that he approached King Khan for. Now, it looks like the project might not really happened. Just like the Jayalalitha biopic, this one too has a relative protesting against the remake rights of the film. But this one is kind of funny, as only one son gave his permission to have this film made so the other son is mad!
Damn…That’s quite something because it means the son, who gave away the rights, took all the money for himself. Kind of selfish unless their dad gave that son permission to do that.
Anyways, let’s see what happens. Check out the blind item from Mumbai Mirror.
A major movie about a leading sports person has just been announced. The film is said to be produced by a big-ticket studio and is rumoured to be directed by a blockbuster filmmaker. While the film has ‘superhit’ written all over it, thanks to its overriding theme, it has already run into a spot of trouble.
One of the subject’s sons has sent a legal notice to the studio saying he has not given the rights to the film, and only his sibling has. Oh well, these matters have a remarkable way out settling out of court.
Major Movie: A biopic on legendary cricketer Lala Amarnath
Studio: Fox Star
Filmmaker: Rajkumar Hirani
A source close to the filmmaker revealed, “Rajkumar Hirani has been approached with 2 films based on cricket: a Fox Star film, the larger-than-life Lala Amarnath biopic that has been written by Piyush Gupta and Neeraj Singh, while another cricket story is also being written by Abhijat Joshi. In the meanwhile, we hear Rajkumar Hirani himself is working on a web series and few other scripts. Let’s wait and watch which one goes on floor first!”
The news comes a day after Rajkumar Hirani along with several leading directors and writers of Bollywood met Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. The delegation also included Farah Khan, Anubhav Sinha, Vikramaditya Motwane, Anand L Rai, Vishal Bharadwaj, Juhi Chaturvedi, Monica Shergill, Ashwini Iyer Tiwari and Ashish Singh.