Bollywood Blind Item – February 2020 – 18
This filmmaker is still trying to get this story made!
It was reported earlier this year that she has given up on this project and supposedly, even the producer was unhappy with the script the filmmaker wrote. So either she wrote a good script and they are getting things back on track or the reports earlier were all lies!
Well, what was not a lie was the news that she approached this superstar who’s also a good friend of hers. At this point, she has approached everyone so maybe she should focus on the new lot if she really wants to make this film. But then, everyone is greedy. They all want that big hero and a big budget film.
So this superstar, like you know, is running his own little charity at home because his mother taught him that charity begins at home so…At this point, he’s being really ridiculous because not only is he ending his career sooner, he is ruining his own reputation in the business. With his track record at the box office lately, producers are not going to think twice about his requests, they will just move on to someone else.
Check out the blind item from Rajeev Masand below.
After an A-lister, who was in advanced talks to star in a film by a top commercial director, left the project at the eleventh hour, the filmmaker approached a superstar to step in. Very reliable sources say the superstar displayed the same behaviour that had cost him another major project only months ago.
The superstar in question asked for the film’s title to be changed. He also said the script needed to be altered in a way that only three other actors would play his siblings and not six, as in the director’s draft of the script. He insisted that he would pick the other three actors. One would be his brother-in-law, a small-time actor, the other two were actors he’d launched and who’d been unequivocally rejected by the audience in their respective previous films.
The director was not excited by the superstar’s demands. He also wanted to have a say in the music. The final straw, however, came when the film’s producer, a top filmmaker himself, called in one of the younger actors that the superstar had recommended, for a screen test. The cocky fellow asked the producer for a script before he was ready to commit to the film. That was it.
The producer and the director decided there was no way they were going to put up with the tantrums of the superstar…and his posse of B-listers. They decided they’d rather not make the movie with him than make a version of the movie that was severely compromised.
A-lister: Hrithik Roshan
Filmmaker: Farah Khan
Superstar: Salman Khan
Posse of B-listers: Aayush Sharma, Sooraj Pancholi, Zaheer Iqbal…