Bollywood Blind Item – November 2018
Today’s first blind item is about this biopic that has been keeping its producer up late at night. Well, the producer was recently accused by an anonymous account for sexual harassment, but before that he was most worried about what would happen to his film. This film, which is dear and near to him because it’s based on his father has gone through so much trouble since it was announced.
The latest was that suddenly the superstar attached to it developed a sense of responsibility and quit the project by citing the allegations against the director’s as his excuse. Seriously though, all these actors suddenly care that they are working with predators? No, that’s not it. Them ousting all these predators from their films is a result of people from the west asking them to do so. These days, money flows in these projects from western film corporations. These people are the ones, who have asked their Indian counterparts to fire those, whose names pop up on the #MeToo list.
So, now that the director has been fired from this project, the superstar went back in with no second thoughts that the producer has also been called out. If you know the superstar’s working ethics, it will be a while before they start shooting. He is already working on the script, so now he is looking for a director and actor to play the lead role. For some reason, his eye is on Raymond and the director of Raymond’s last hit. Like Raymond is this stupid to commit to another biopic this soon? Besides, he is already working on a project and has another one he has to shoot for after he is done with the current one.
Let’s see what will happen on this one since now the superstar wants to act as the lead, but only if this director take up the project. If the director does take up the project, we will get a glossy version of that man’s life. But doubt that would happen, considering how this superstar is really a hands-on actor and producer who is always up to make something manipulative enough for audiences to love.
Check out the blind item from Mumbai Mirror.
BIOPICS are the flavour of the season, and this one is particularly newsworthy because of the big names associated with it. The film, inspired by the rags-to-riches story of a tycoon, is being backed by a top actor-producer. It is said that the gent is keen on getting a leading director with whom he has worked in the past on board. The filmmaker in question recently delivered a fantastic performance at the box office with a true-life story, and the people behind the movie were keen to rope both him and the hit film’s leading man.
But the actor in question is not keen on doing another biopic right away and even the director wants to experiment with another genre, though he apparently loved the script. The top-actor producer has made him an interesting offer, though. He has told him that if the director makes the movie, he will play the lead himself. It is an offer most people won’t refuse. If things to fall into place, it will be one of the biggest films of 2019.