Bollywood Blind Item – May 2019 – 12
It’s a little surprising to read the blind item below because we don’t recall this being mentioned before when the film was announced. Maybe it was kept under wraps really well. Also, to be fair, the dumped actress didn’t say a word about it. The last time she was dumped from a film, she did express her anger but not this time.
So the blind item below is about a recent film that already released and went on to be a disaster at the box office. We recently saw the film and understood why it heavily underperformed. Where shall we start?
To be fair, it was a little upsetting to see the lead actress in this film. It seems like she has lost her spark or maybe she never had one in the first place. The other film she did last year, it was a multicast and she was not that good in it too.
At first, we thought it’s her character, who’s like that but then we realised this is how far her acting talent goes. That’s why she does this type of bholi bhali roles ’cause she ain’t got nothing else to offer!
In this film, what is disturbing is that the cast is quite strong so with her under performing like this, it’s very disappointing. You have very good and talented actors and only her or her character is a let down. But then we realized if she wasn’t this bad, we wouldn’t have noticed the second actress, who’s famous in Telugu films. She was amazing and suited her role well. Despite this being her first Hindi film, she had that required confidence and acted out her role with ease.
Which brings us to this dumped actress that the blind item is talking about. The actress always plays strong and confident roles in her films and is not the bholi bhali type at all. So if she was chosen in this film instead of the monotonous star kid, we would have two female characters that are strong and confident, which might confuse the whole plot since the star kid’s character is supposed to be sweet, confused and a pleaser.
How were they going to do it then?
Anyways, what is going on with this star kid? Is she not getting any films? Why does her famous father have to ask people to cast her in his films?
We knew when it was announced with her in the lead, people would say that she is brave enough to take on this role. But then if this role was meant for someone else, who already agreed to do it, what does this mean for this star kid whose dad got her this role? For sure, she’s not a game changer.
Most probably, she wants to be like Akshay Kumar, doing the kinds of films that will make her standout since she can’t really be in the flower pot roles anymore.
Wonder if it’s the same thing her papa did for her brother because they are supposed to be doing a film together?!
Check out the blind item below from Rajeev Masand. Have you seen this film yet?
By the way, after seeing how bad she was in this film, we went online to read the reviews and surprisingly, no critic calls her out. They all say the character had no substance. They all blamed the way the character was written. Well, her character was the lead of the film, it’s made based on her story, how can she not have any substance?
It was only on IMDB that people called her out in their reviews. Well, at least you can still get honesty somewhere. Are critics afraid of insulting her or her famous papa?
The Circle of Bollywood
A prominent actress who’s just coming off a bona fide hit— and who’s had a good streak, having earned accolades for her performances in a string of recent films—reveals she’s gotten over the heartbreak of being cast and then unceremoniously “thrown out” of a “big” project not long ago.
The actress realises now that losing one important film is not the end of life, “but it’s hard to have this objectivity the moment it’s happening”. She realises it was all for the best, given that the film turned out to be a turkey. But she still can’t get over the manner in which the incident unfolded.
Not long after landing the central female role the actress was informed by the producer she was being replaced. It was an awkward conversation, she says, but she appreciated his honesty. He admitted that after failing to land the senior star whom they were hoping to cast as her father in the film they approached another credible actor.
But this gentleman made it clear he’d take the role only if they’d give the female lead to his spawn. Back against the wall and desperate to meet the start date they had scheduled for the film, the producer claimed he had no choice but to give in.