Bollywood Blind Item – October 2019 – 6
This superstar has been enjoying his downtime for a while now. He finally decided on it and if you remember, we said he should take a break and let the audience miss him.
Now that he is on this hiatus, there have been so many rumors on what he shall do next. No one really knows and neither does he. At this point, his next film is very important, which explains why he is carefully thinking what he should do next.
After all, all eyes on him!
He should take this time to refresh and come back with new tricks. Show the audience a different side, not the same arm-stretching hero cast in a different type of romantic film! Most importantly, he should stop interfering with his director’s original vision and let the story do the talking.
By the way, his wife said she is happy he is not working since he gets to babysit more and she can travel freely!
Check out the blind item from Rajeev Masand.
Superhero with a Visa
It’s no secret that several filmmakers have been seeking an appointment with this superstar who has been on a sabbatical for close to a year now. The superstar has also himself reached out to writers and directors whose recent works he has enjoyed, curious to know if they might have something he would be interested in. Sources confirm he’s met more than two dozen filmmakers in the past few months—some more than once—but hasn’t committed to anything; not even the scripts he was clearly impressed by.
One such team he sat down with is a respected non-resident Indian filmmaker who made the stop at his home the past weekend with a writing partner. The filmmaker is a well-known name globally having made mostly films about the experiences of Indian immigrants overseas. A few of those projects, including the filmmaker’s latest, have broken out and done respectable business.
According to those in the know, the filmmaker pitched a superhero project to the superstar during the meeting—but not your typical Marvel-style comic-book superhero. “It’s something unique and specific and distinct,” a source reveals, and one closer to the filmmaker’s preferred ‘world’: steeped in the immigrant culture and experience.
The source also says the superstar was “definitely all ears” but has asked for more time to think about it. The project, if it fructifies, could be the superstar’s first international film, one that straddles global appeal but has a sensibility that doesn’t alienate the superstar’s loyal Indian audience.
Superstar: Shah Rukh Khan
NRI Filmmaker: Gurinder Chadha
Filmmaker’s Latest: Blinded By The Light