Bollywood Blind Item – February 2020 – 11
Everyone was quite surprised when this actress announced her next project right when her film was playing in theatres. Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but most people saw that announcement as a way to take attention away from the unexpected performance of her film at the box office.
What was also unexpected was the sudden health scare of her co-star in the film she announced! Yes, the senior actor has taken ill again with reports currently suggesting that it’s not a small thing but a serious one. Considering he came back from a serious and life-threatening disease, it’s supposed to be a given that he should take care of himself more instead of jumping back straight to work. He is at a position where he doesn’t have to work, but then again when you have been working non-stop all your life, it’s hard to stay idle and do nothing.
Now he’s back at the hospital and this actress knows he is not going to get well anytime soon and even if he is, he is not at a position to do this film with her. So, she’s on the lookout for another senior actor to be cast opposite her.
By the way, we thought this film didn’t do too well when it was released. As you know, she has signed on to do this Hollywood remake that stared a famous actress and veteran actor. The veteran actor, at that time, was known to sign on films because he needed the money and this film too was supposed to be one of those silly films in his filmography. We haven’t seen it so can’t really comment on whether it’s worthy of being remade in Hindi.
Those, who have seen it, drop in your thoughts below.
In the meantime, check out the blind item from Mumbai Mirror.
A leading actress, who sometimes doubles up as a producer, is scouting for a co-star for her next venture. It’s interesting, as she just announced a co-star a few weeks ago. But we hear the said colleague is indisposed and may not resume work anytime soon. The lady prefers to give the gent his much needed R&R. In other words, she doesn’t want to waste any time.
Leading Actress: Deepika Padukone
Announced Co-Star: Rishi Kapoor
Warner Bros., Azure Entertainment and Ka Productions will co-produce a Hindi-language remake of Nancy Meyers’ 2015 hit “The Intern.” Iconic Indian actors Deepika Padukone (“Chhapaak”) and Rishi Kapoor (“The Body”) will play the roles enacted by Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro respectively in the original.
A director for the still untitled adaptation will be announced shortly. The film is expected to release in 2021.
“ ‘The Intern’ is a very relevant film for the present-day Indian workplace milieu and it showcases human relationships beautifully,” said Kapoor.
Padukone, who launched Ka Productions with acclaimed acid-attack survivor tale “Chhapaak,” said: “I have been looking for a light, breezy comedy-drama and this story fits in seamlessly.”
Rishi Kapoor after being treated in Delhi amidst shoot was shifted to a hospital in Mumbai. The veteran actor was down with fever due to pollution and tweeted about the same too. Soon after returning to Mumbai, the actor was rushed to a hospital and is currently undergoing treatment too. He had also revealed that he has been detected with pneumonia and it’s currently being taken care of.