March 2018 – Bollywood Blind Item 3
The blind item below is just a normal news story and nothing more to it. The film’s second trailer came out recently and this blind item is about the actress in the film. She wants to be known as a first-time actress, not as an actress who has had a couple of films down south. Probably, they want it to be the same scenario as Freida Pinto because people are naturally going to be more amazed at this actress’ talent if she claims that this is her first film.
Check out the blind item below from Rajeev Masand.
The Southern Debutante
A bright young actress who stars as the female lead in a new drama by an acclaimed foreign filmmaker is hoping that the movie will help kickstart her career in Hindi cinema. The young lady in question, the daughter of a celebrated technician, has starred in less than a handful of movies in south India, but her management is making every effort to position her as a rank newcomer with a clean slate.
A source within the film’s unit reveals that the actress’ team has decided it’s best for her ‘Bollywood prospects’ that she does not arrive with the ‘baggage’ of being a ‘south heroine’. Her management wants her to be referred to as a debutante and all mentions of her previous work to be erased. The funny thing is, the actress wasn’t half bad in the films she’s already made.
Interestingly, her co-star in the film, the sibling of a popular star, is currently shooting his first Hindi movie, a mega project with a top Bollywood producer. And many ‘well-wishers’ reportedly advised him not to do this movie with the international filmmaker because it might damage his chances of being ‘launched’ in Bollywood on a big scale. But the actor decided to do it anyway. And it didn’t hurt his ‘Bollywood prospects’. His debut Hindi film will release with much fanfare later this summer.
Actress: Malavika Mohanan
Father: K. U. Mohanan (Indian film cinematographer)
Co-Star: Ishaan Khattar
Film: Beyond the Clouds