Bollywood Blind Item – July 2019 – 31
Since there are no new relevant blind items today, let’s go with this one that was released over the weekend. You all know who this is about, she is the only actress involved in doing the biopic of such a relevant person.
Don’t know how much money the producers are asking if they are making it bilingual. Are they going to dub it like ‘Baahubali’ did or are they going with a different cast for each language? Like ‘2.0‘, they cast Hindi actors as well so it didn’t look like a full-blown Tamil film.
So what is costing money for this one? And, is it a lot of money because the South Film Industry is loaded. It’s not like Bollywood, whose producers are only willing to invest a huge amount if a big star is involved.
Besides, news already came out about when this film will start shooting. Clearly, they can’t announce shooting if they don’t have the funds ready. So is this a fake blind item or real? You decide…
Personally, we think this actress should review how much her movies make at the box office then decide how much she should charge. Someone said it once, maybe Aamir did, that this is how actors should decide how much they charge. Because right now, it’s her name that is heading her films so she needs to make that call. See her demographic then decide or else if she charges too much and her films don’t make that much at the box office, they become her flops!
She ain’t the top stars, who can charge as much as they like and smile all the way to the bank as their films bomb. Sadly, things are not the same for leading ladies. You don’t see anyone make that same comment as they did in this BI about the top male leads. So, she should be wise and make a good decision. Her previous worked because they were low-budget films with good stories.
Check out the blind item from SuperCinema.
Here is a case of this biopic which on paper is exciting enough to find takers easily. But the thing is that movies are not made on paper and the makers of this biopic are learning that fact the hard way. The movie stars this outspoken actress in the lead and the makers intend to make the movie in two languages for maximum impact. But the issue is that the budget that they’re asking for is bonkers to begin with.
No studio in their right mind will part with such a massive amount for a movie with this actress in the solo lead because her recent films have not really lit the box-office on fire. The producers have gone to a few studios in the city and all have told them to rework the budget but the producers don’t want to. Who will blink first… let’s wait and watch!
Actress: Kangana Ranaut
Biopic: Jayalalitha biopic Thalaivi
The film has music by GV Prakash Kumar while Nirav Shah will crank the camera. ‘Bahubali’ and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ writer has been brought on board to supervise the writing process.
Kangana is currently in Manali, where she is reading this movie. After returning to Mumbai from there on 9th August, she will make other preparations related to the film. Shooting will begin from the first week of October.
Shailesh R. Singh explains, ‘This is a mega-budget movie. Kangana has been given 21 crores for this. The budget for the film is going to exceed 80 crores. The film is being made in two languages. In Tamil and Hindi. It is also casting from Bollywood and Tollywood. The well-known stars of South are also being brought on board.
Big money can be invested in the actresses
Kangna herself also believes that now the time has come when big money can be invested in the actresses. At the same time, its recovery is possible. She gives examples of her own Tanu Weds Manu Returns and Manikarnika. Both of these movies were big budgets. Among them, the heroine was the hero of the movie. Despite this, the film did a great collection at the box office. Big makers are betting big on actresses
In addition to Jayalalithaa, Kangana has a big-budget movie like “Dhakad” in the account. She will be seen doing hardcore action in it. In Kangna’s words, ‘Dhakad can be said to be the result of Manikarnika. When the people clapped watching me act as Rani Laxmibai on the screen, I was sure that even in ‘Dhakad’ they will love to see me in action’.