Bollywood Blind Item – October 2020 – 1
These past few months, there has been so much talk about nepotism and the mafia gang. The blind item below is not about the mafia gang but serves as an example of nepotism. Still, if you think about it, you can’t really blame the man here because he used his own money to produce movies for his son to act in as the lead actor.
The big guy, now a veteran, made quite a few movies for his dearest son and baring one, all failed to get the boy fame and success. He then tried to produce films for big directors and had them think of giving his son a role in these films, that too didn’t materialize.
So now, the son too has turned producer and is helping the father in their home production house. So, the downside of nepotism is that even with all the money in the world, the audience still get the right and have the power to decide whether they want to accept industry kids or reject them!
The blind item below is about how stingy the director is. Actually, speaking of which, long long time ago he launched this actress in a Hindi movie that was a remake of a famous Tamil film. It was said that the actress signed a three-film contract with him and when that first film flopped, he thought the actress would work for free in the other film. We are not saying this, the actress said it in a magazine. You know how back in those when magazines would carry out brutal interviews of stars that in today’s times, is not going to be possible!
Back to the blind item…
Why did they hurry to shoot this film if they had to spend even more money to keep the sets and crew safe? Is it because the lead actor already has a full schedule and therefore cannot delay the shooting of this film? Other than taking extra precautions, they also hired a private jet or jets to take the cast and crew abroad.
Check out the blind item below from Mumbai Mirror.
Producer: Vashu Bhagnani
Film: Bell Bottom
Son: Jackky Bhagnani