Bollywood Blind Item – March 2020 – 18
This is probably the fourth blind item about what this actor did before his film got postponed. This time, there’s a couple of angles added to the story, in case you were wondering.
Prior to this blind item, there were reports that the actor agreed to do the film without getting a bound script on hand. Apparently, his friend the director told him about the film and he agreed to do it. They did a first look test, which they then release to get the trade all hyped up and stuff. When that didn’t happen, the actor took a step back and reviewed the script he got properly.
He requested changes and in the meantime, one of his film released and didn’t do well at the box office. This is what ended up getting him scared on what to do next. He realized that this film is not it and dumped the project.
You all know what happened afterwards, but what this blind time is pointing out is whether this actor and his director-friend will come back for another installment in their successful franchise.
First of all, was that a franchise? How is it a franchise when both films didn’t follow each other? They were different films with the same lead actors and director. Other than that, everything was different so how can it be called a franchise?
Check out the blind item from Rajeev Masand.
According to the grapevine, an up-and-coming filmmaker is still bristling from the apparent lack of confidence that his friend (and actor of two films) recently demonstrated.
After suggesting a dozen-odd changes to a script he had originally claimed to love, the actor reportedly got cold feet and began to make excuses to delay the film. In response, the director called off the project. Insiders say the relationship between the men has soured.
But the director was not going to sit on his hands. In a matter of days, he was able to snag another actor (a rising star that you might consider competition to his friend) to work with him.
It isn’t clear yet if they’ll make the same film he was trying to get off the ground with his friend, but insiders say the director had no interest in spending the next six months banging out a new script that may not excite the new actor. He was keen to get on the floor at the soonest.
This entire episode raises a question: what happens to the successful franchise that the director and his actor friend established earlier? Those in the know say a third film is imminent but probably won’t happen anytime soon.
Both the filmmaker and the actor know the value of that franchise and will not let ego come in the way of a more-or-less sureshot hit. But right now they’d rather focus on other projects. A franchise is a good thing to fall back on when the chips are down—thankfully, things are nowhere near that bad at the moment.