Bollywood Blind Item – July 2019 – 8
So much has been said about this young actor in the blind item below. Everyone in Bollywood is waiting to see what he will be doing next. Well, we know he will be on the second season of this famous Amazon web series, so…
As far as his film choices go, he said he has signed two films but no announcement has been made yet. He has already signed on with the top production house, its talent management division, so he’s just taking his time.
You know, if this was 8 years ago or so, he would have signed and done a couple of films already. With a successful debut like his, he would have already signed about 8 films! No kidding. This is pretty much what all the actors did years ago. But now, things are different. Every film can either make of break a career. And, he’s just being cautious about it.
After all, he waited for years to have his time on the big screen so he will not burn down his chances of having a good career by choosing bad films.
Here’s the blind item from Rajeev Masand.
It’s not surprising that big studios and major producers have been making a beeline for this young actor since he broke out in a crucial (but not lead) role in one of the year’s most loved films. Turns out he wakes up to a pile of fresh scripts every day, but he’s taking it slowly and surely, seeking guidance and direction from the producer of his big hit. Reportedly he’s been told to hold out for the “life-changing” offers and not jump at what appears to be the first good role or the first fancy paycheck that comes his way. No wonder there hasn’t been a single announcement of a new film in the months since he went from who’s-that-guy to who-is-that-guy.
Insiders, however, reveal that he recently took a meeting with a reclusive genius filmmaker who appears ready to get back in the ring after a hiatus of 10 years. The filmmaker’s last film was a box- office dud, but ironically it was a film that critics loved, and one that has amassed a sort of cult following over the years. Previously he directed one of the country’s best sports films. Little is known about the new project, except that it’s been written by the filmmaker’s trusted writing partner who scripted his last two films.
Word is that the young actor is very interested in this project, and while the filmmaker has spoken to him about it there hasn’t been a concrete offer yet, possibly because there may be other hopefuls who’re also being considered. If it does work out for the actor, it’ll also be an inroad into one of the country’s top film producing studios and a chance to be considered for the projects they make every year.
Young Actor: Siddhant Chaturvedi