Bollywood Blind Item – March 2019 – 7
From Rajeev Masand, this blind item is about this very famous celebrity manager who once managed Bollywood‘s biggest superstar. Her claim to fame till date is how she turned this bad boy’s career around.
But actually, her claim to fame should have been how she turned this foreign actress into an innocent Indian girl image, the ex of this superstar. The ex was the one, who introduced her superstar boyfriend to this manager when he was unhappy with how his brother was handling his finances. While these were together, she had that image intact.
Until, she cheated on him with another actress’ actor boyfriend, that’s when all hell broke loose. Images came cracking down!
That was quite something!
So now that this superstar is not working with this manager anymore. He doesn’t want anyone close to him associated with her. That’s how it works. A bully always being a bully even though he’s old enough to be someone’s grandpa.
Now, let’s see if this actress will listen to the superstar and dump her manager. We doubt it, though. She knows too much about her, about where she came from and how desperate she was to earn money working in Bollywood. The manager helped her a lot and we don’t see how this actress will drop her just because Godfather says so!
Check out the blind item below to see who we are talking about.
By the way, these two newbies that Rajeev mentions are no great actors either that this manager has to cry over losing them. The reputation of this guy has already been tainted while the girl, she ain’t good at acting, she can try modelling, though. Maybe see if Drake is looking for someone to be in his video!
Friend Gone, Fortune Gone
So it appears that her fallout with a leading superstar is hurting the business of one of Bollywood’s most popular talent managers.
The lady in question is responsible for giving one of Hindi cinema’s favorite bad boys an image makeover. She’s correctly been attributed for his reinvention and for top brands warming up to him despite his tempestuous reputation. The association with the former enfant terrible led to her expanding her modest shingle into one of the top talent management agencies in town. Soon she was representing the superstar’s actress girlfriend, a clutch of newcomers he was responsible for launching and other stars who signed up hoping she could do for them what she did for the superstar.
The honeymoon ended abruptly a few years ago though when the star’s family decided to handle his business affairs. There was much finger-pointing and ugliness, which ended with the lady and the superstar parting ways professionally.
Now it appears she may be paying the price for falling out of favour with him. Not long ago a young male actor she was representing, courtesy the superstar’s blessing, relieved himself of her services on the grounds that she wasn’t getting him any work. Truth is that the actor is embroiled in a legal case that has scared off producers who don’t want to risk their films being held to ransom in case the actor is convicted.
More recently there has been news that a star child, the daughter of a popular 90s action hero who was also being represented by the lady’s agency, has decided to move on. No loss, some might say, given that star child’s acting career never quite took off in the first place. But the fact that the young actress is moving to a new agency floated by the superstar is indicative of the real forces at work.
Rumour has it there is immense pressure on the superstar’s former girlfriend and prominent female star (who remains close to the superstar) to ditch the agency, but she has insisted she is too close to the lady to even dream of going elsewhere. Some believe it’s only a matter of time, given the actress gets some of her best roles starring opposite the superstar.