Interfering Actors in Bollywood
Bollywood is no stranger to interfering actors.
Actors have been doing this for ages.
As you all are aware, there is a current battlefield happening between Kangana Ranaut and whoever she has wronged or whoever think they have been wronged by her.
On one side, there are these people and on the other side, there’s Kangana.
This is not a Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut debate, so if you are going to dive about that in your comments, please don’t your comments will not pass. Keep it strictly about the topic on hand. If you can’t, stay away.
This is about sexism in Bollywood and how the men are irritated when they get stung by a woman. Technically, they are not really stung. They just can’t take it if the woman gets credit or takes credit for the film. They act like if that woman left them for another man and took all of their money!
We want equality, right? So how about these men who were wronged by these male stars come out and speak about it? How come they never came out with hate towards these male stars? Because they would never dare to! They know their career would end right there and then!
So that’s why they have no problem to pick on a woman who has no power to harm their career. Now, don’t say that it’s because she stole his credit and all that. All of below actors have done more and some, worst!
If we are missed out anyone below, drop us a comment and we will add it to the list.
Interfering Actors in Bollywood
Shah Rukh Khan – Zero
Shah Rukh Khan – Dilwale
Aamir Khan – Most of his films
Aamir Khan – Stole Taare Zameen Par right from the true director and writer of the film, Amol Gupte
Hrithik Roshan – Most of his films after KMG
Saif Ali Khan – Agent Vinod
Shahid Kapoor – Most of his films after JWM
Akshay Kumar – Used to be known as the editor because he edits out his co-stars’ scenes
Salman Khan – Almost all of his latest films
These actors have:
Sat in the editing room
Fixed what the editor has worked on
Decided on the shots/scenes to be used
Decided on who will be cast in the film
Decided on who will be their leading lady
Told the director how to do his job
Given the director or producer sleepless nights
Been there during pre-production and post-production.
There was an actress, who once said that a director cannot handle it when the actress gives her opinion in front of everyone on the sets. Maybe it was Kangana or PC.
So when an actor interferes, it’s fine because he is invested in the script. But when any of these actresses interferes, they are called “difficult” or a “b!tch”.
Rani Mukherji – Aiyyaa
Rani Mukherji – Hichki
Rani Mukherji – Mardaani
Kangana Ranaut – Simran
Kangana Ranaut – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Kangana Ranaut – Queen
Kangana Ranaut – Manikarnika
Priyanka Chopra – Mary Kom
Honestly, the most serious case of credit-stealing has to be Aamir and Amol.
TZP was Amol’s story and he worked on that story for years. Aamir took credit as the director and got all the praises and accolades for this film.
At that time, this was what Amol had to say:
We were all very proud of the film. Then we had a wrap-up party. And that’s when Aamir announced he was the director of the film. That’s when I got to know of his intentions.
Has this betrayal made you stronger and wiser?
It has made me question myself. Where did I go wrong? Had I not been there throughout the shooting for every take including Aamir’s wonderful performance, I’d have understood that I’ve gone wrong somewhere. But I’ve enacted lines for all the actors in TZP. It hurt a lot. But I didn’t want a confrontation.
How different is the final film from what you shot?
What I shot and what you saw aren’t different at all. My narration is the same as the married print. Of course, Aamir was there with me throughout.
And he didn’t shoot anything on his own?
Yes, he re-shot the first six days’ material. I didn’t participate in that because I stood by the rushes of my first six days’ shooting. However, what he shot wasn’t radically different from my style.
The standard inference is that the project was taken over from you?
I don’t understand this business of taking over. When I was around how could the project be taken over? What would any competent director be doing for 109 shooting days? It makes no sense at all.
Did something happen to Aamir after this? Was he called a witch for doing this? Did the media stand by Amol?
That’s why it is appalling to see the amount of hate that Kangana Ranaut has been getting from all these men she has worked with. In her own words, Kangana once said that when she signs a film, it is written in her contract that the director and producer have to agree to work together when making the film. As in, they should welcome her interference, something like that.
According to her, she truly wants to collaborate during a movie-making process and that she is not a director’s actor! If any director or producer don’t agree, they shouldn’t sign her own. In fact, Aditya Chopra didn’t agree with her so he didn’t sign her for a film, which was probably ‘Sultan’.
If you, as a producer or director, agreed to an actress’ terms where she states before working on the film that she wants to collaborate and work together with the director, then whatever happens afterwards is your responsibility.
Don’t agree or give her hope if you have no intention of giving her what she wants!
Why speak out just before the release or after the film has been released?
So, after getting her onboard and letting her work on the film, why do they get so pissed off after the film has been completed and about to release or has been released?
Don’t they realise that they are hurting the film?
So much money is involved and so many other actors’ careers are involved and yet, all they care about is talk about how Kangana destroyed the film or stole their credit.
They are treating the film like if they are children playing at the playground and things took a turn.
If because of all their badmouthing or criticism the movie fails to recover its cost, most of the people who worked on the film might not get paid.
Some people who worked on ‘Bombay Velvet’ have not been paid till date. Don’t know if their fees were settled, but that was the case.
For ‘Simran’, they claimed she stole the writing credit and didn’t deserve it. They didn’t realise that they were fighting for a story that should have had more story to it. It had less spice, as in it could have been better. For ‘Manikarnika’, they are now fighting on who directed the film! All this while the movie is breaking records:
Krish has worked with Nandamuri Balakrishna in the NTR biopic as well. Do you think he would dare to say Balakrishna had more power on the sets of this film and ghost-directed some parts?
He did abandon ‘Manikarnika’ to go and work on NTR’s biopic. Now after the film released and he saw it, he probably suddenly realised that he also directed this film hence he wants even more credit for it. Even if it means, throwing Kangana under the bus.
Whatever Kangana must have done to him, he was paid to be a director on this film. Unless, his fees weren’t settled, he should take his opinions and comments to the producer because the producer too had a big hand in deciding how things would turn out.
It is really highly unprofessional for them to do that.
Sure, if Kangana’s results proved to be a disaster then the producer can blame her. But, he also cannot fully blame her because he gave the go-ahead to her to take over the project when the director left.
The film has come out and most people are loving. So why are they all fighting? Who is getting something out of this? Most people don’t care! If the film is good and if WOM really spreads, it will recover its money.
So far, WOM has been really good, which explains why the collections got better after Friday.
On Friday, it was said that the opening was lower than expected.
The writer of ‘Simran’ was so happy that he shared the following:
Then, today he shared these:
Seriously? It’s like he has been sitting and waiting for this movie to drop and for this to happen to let it out. But to be fair, he has been tweeting against Kangana ever since the ‘Simran’ thing happened to him. We did cover it at that time, but then it was found that even he stole someone else’s work. So what was he whining about?
According to Kangana at that time, the director of the film was pissed off at him and decided to put Kangana’s name in the writing credits together with this writer’s name. The director purposely put Kangana’s name first as an additional writer’s credit and then put this writer’s name. The director did agree with Kangana then and said that this writer was over-reacting.
Question is, would Apurva dare to raise his voice if any of the male stars change his script or took over? Will he be able to be openly mad at them? We don’t think so! He wouldn’t even dare to open his mouth if Aamir or some other star changed his story.
Apurva forgot that he was also accused of stealing credit, which was for the National Award winning film, ‘Shahid’. He never responded to these accusations. Basically, it was the same thing that he said Kangu did to him, he did to someone else.
That whole story about ‘Simran’ and who deserved the writing credits got its own post so it’s useless to speak about it now. But this reminds us that Apurva too was OK with Kangana being given a credit, then later he flipped.
Even the director of ‘Manikarnika’, Krish has been going on and on. Before the release of the film, months before, he was fine. Now what happened? He keeps on saying how he wanted Sonu Sood, but Kangana thought his role was too long and not relevant to the story. Maybe Krish promised something to Sonu because soon after Krish left, Sonu left too. Apparently, some shirtless intro ala Bahubali style was shot and then, Kangu and the producers didn’t want it in the film.
In all of this drama, thankfully Ankita Lokhande got her debut on the big screen. In an long Instagram post, she thanked everyone who made it possible.
Surprisingly, she didn’t thank the film’s director Krish. Wonder why?