Bollywood Blind Item – May 2019 – 27
Are they taking the same road like they did with this actress’ previous release? Or is it genuine this time?
If you remember before her last film released, they made it look like the worst film ever. But then when it released, it was nothing near that.
So for this blind item, is it true or made-up?
As per the BI, it seems to be a case of bad editing which is why the actress got in touch with the editor. But now, reading it again, it’s not clear whether the actress talked to the film’s editor or another editor?! It looks like it’s another editor that she spoke to and asked him to look into the film.
The BI doesn’t elaborate much on whether the actress showed that editor a preview of the film or spoke to the producers on hiring him. Because she doesn’t have access to the film’s preview so how would she show him?
It seems that the producers were mad that she spoke to the editor about it without discussing it with them first. That’s what is going on, it seems. Meaning they are mad that she took the liberty to speak about her issues to someone, who wasn’t working on the film, without telling the producers first.
Did she do this out of concern for the film or for her role? Because if she did it because she wants the film to be better, there’s nothing wrong with that. But if it’s about her role, then it’s a little unprofessional. Still, it’s like you are complaining to a friend about your work and asking for some advice so it’s not that bad, is it?
Besides, let’s not forget how it’s OK for actors to bring in other directors to direct or edit their film when they are unhappy with it!
Also, what happened after the producers “let her have it”? What was her response? That would have made the blind item more interesting.
Check out the blind item from Rajeev Masand.
The Final Cut
A fairly prominent actress reportedly walked out of a preview of her new film—held solely with the objective of the team taking stock of what had been shot so as to decide the way forward—and left the premises without saying a word about what she thought of it to the producers. Confused and upset, the producers reached out to her the following day only to hear she was not happy with what she’d seen on screen.
Next thing you know, the actress had reached out to an editor she knew and trusted and asked him to take a look at the film and fix what she thought were its problems. The producers, who had not been consulted about this, or even informed, were horrified by the actress’ lack of basic courtesy, and thus gathered their strength and let her have it. Not before firing the editor she’d recruited that is.
Actress: Kangana Ranaut
Film: Mental Hai Kya
Producers: Ekta Kapoor