Bollywood Blind Item – September 2019 – 11
It’s a little odd that this blind item about this superstar’s ‘professional’ behavior is coming out. He has been like this for more than 30 years and yet, only now his close friends are starting to complain? Doesn’t add up! And on top of that, this is not just any friend, this is one of his closest friend that has been by his side through thick and thin. And by that we meant, through bucks and roadside murders.
To have him suddenly complaining now seems a bit odd. How do you loyally support someone’s behavior for years and then suddenly, he’s too much for you? What is true, though…This superstar announced that their film together will be coming out next year without checking with this producer/director first. Well, that’s his style…And, also his ego! His friend/producer/director was quick to deny that statement. Wonder how he made that superstar understand, though?
Let’s see how this plays out. All these years, they supported this superstar’s way of working and now they are tired of him. We will believe it when we see it! This looks more like an attempt to make him look like a loser! Check out the blind item from PinkVilla.
The real reason why a top filmmaker refused to direct a super star and his best friend’s sequel
There have been speculations about the super star’s next release. He was keen to do an action drama (and a sequel of one of his other film’s) with one of his close filmmaker pals, but was turned away, saying that the script wasn’t ready. Apparently, that was not the real reason.
When the super star’s big release did not happen as planned, he approached many directors, for a script and one of them was his best friend of years. They have made many blockbusters together (including their last one) so it was natural that the super star would approach his BFF in his time of crisis.
But instead of bailing him out, the filmmaker dumped him. he told him he had no script ready when in reality it was far from the truth. While some people in the super star’s camp felt that it was the filmmaker’s close proximity to another star made him back out, that too wasn’t true.
The real reason why the filmmaker turned down the much-in-demand sequel was because he didn’t want to be at the super star’s beck and call. The filmmaker has been telling people around him that directing the super star would be a waste of his time and last time he had suffered enough.
Turns out that when a director is directing the super star, he expects him to cater to every demand. The filmmaker would be called by the super star – anywhere from Dubai or drive down to a random city, at odd hours of the night, at the drop of a hat, even if he was busy with something else or sleeping at home.
The super star would ask to hear the script and give his inputs or change it the way he felt best. The filmmaker has many films to do and doesn’t have the time to sit and party at the super star’s home whiling away their time till early morning as he has many releases lined up.
The filmmaker told his close friends that the super star doesn’t want a director but a ‘Yes man’ who will keep agreeing to whatever he says and that can have a damaging impact on the movie later. The filmmaker told people that while his sequel was ready, he didn’t want to start it now as its better he does three films with other actors than block one movie with the super star for a year.
Nobody can do any other project except the super star’s as he is very demanding and wants complete control of the director and script whereas other actors are much more professional and complete films on time.
Long ago, the filmmaker had approached one of the super star’s arch rivals. Though the project didn’t happen, it proved that the filmmaker wasn’t averse to working with other actors too.
It’s time the super star realized that times have changed and he can no longer function the way he earlier used to. BFF’s too can move on…
Director: Sajid Nadiadwala
Superstar: Salman Khan
When asked about the status of Kick 2, Sajid in an interview said, “We are writing it. It is not coming on Eid. The news came (of the sequel releasing on Eid) because I had gone to his (Salman) place, he asked how much I am ready, I told him I have written one draft and I would need four to six months to rewrite the draft, dialogues. I would be ready with the script by Eid.”