Bollywood Blind Item – January 2020 – 4
As you probably heard of it, the director who was supposed to work on this project had secure her lead actor and actress. But then, the producer and her had some issues with getting the copyrights of doing the remake.
After that, there were stories doing the rounds that both her chosen actor and actress left the project. The actor was unhappy with the scrip and soon after, news spread that the producer too was not happy with the script.
As it turned out, both producer and director didn’t get the rights to remake this film so she had no choice but to make it into her own. Imagine that?!
But seriously, the original producer of the film had every right to demand that he co-produces the film. After all, the producer and his family is not really happening these days so this remake could have put them back on the map!
It’s so unprofessional for the producer and director to spread rumours about the original producer asking a lot of money when that wasn’t the case at all!
Guess that’s what they do when they have nothing else to do!
Check out the blind item from PinkVilla.
BLOCKBUSTER filmmaker’s multi-starrer remake SHELVED as no top hero wants to play main lead
The movie was touted to be the biggest announcement of 2020 boasting of a star cast with a super successful superstar and a top actress.
It’s a film that has been brewing over the last year or so. A remake of a yesteryear hit starring a senior actor, the filmmaker was trying to procure the rights of the movie for his production house. The movie was to be directed by a well-known director. But after a top action hero walked out of the movie citing script issues, and other actors turned it down, the makers too have lost interest and decided to shelve the film.
The movie was touted to be the biggest announcement of 2020 boasting of a star cast with a super successful superstar and a top actress. A fresh pair (dream cast), a blockbuster filmmaker and a super hit director – what more could anybody ask for? Yet there was a catch.
The person who held the rights of the earlier movie had a condition – he wanted to be a co-producer. But the filmmaker flatly rejected the proposal. Stories of the rights holder asking for a whopping amount of money started doing the rounds but those were never true.
As the negotiations faded and there seemed to be a standoff between the filmmaker and the rights holder, the filmmaker’s director and he approached one of Bollywood‘s top stars. The actor was excited. Who wouldn’t be? A reputed banner and director, top actress as his co-star and an exciting script which had him portraying extreme shades.
Everything seemed fine and an announcement was kept ready – till the actor came to know that the role he was dreaming about was no longer in the pipeline. The revised script looked flat so he told the makers to come back with a new draft. But in his mind, he had figured out that he wouldn’t do it. The actress, too, lost interest when she realised her male co-star had walked out.
The makers approached a couple of other top actors, but they weren’t interested as they knew what had happened with the project. A top actor, who is very close to the filmmaker, has kept him on hold saying he is busy with his next release. But insiders say that he is not fond of remakes, so he won’t do it.
Now, the latest news is that the filmmaker and the studio associated with it, have lost interest and decided to shelve the project. While the movie is a multi-starrer, the other actors don’t have big roles to perform.
Non-star actors can be roped in for those roles because of the filmmaker and his director’s goodwill with the film industry. The main role needs a huge star. But if there is no main lead – can such a big movie happen?
Filmmaker: Farah Khan
Yesteryear Hit: Satte Pe Satta
Original Producer: Ramesh Sippy