May 2018 – Bollywood Blind Item 8
Today’s blind item is about the current situation that this star kid got herself into. The ex-husband contacted this director, who is a close friend of his wife, when his daughter graduated and got into shape to get into acting. The director agreed to launch her, but somehow the girl’s mother thought that this wasn’t good enough for her daughter. At the same time, the mother’s friend, who happens to be the cousin of this director, spread word that the director is looking for a new face. After several discussions, the mother decided that this director’s film is a better debut vehicle for her daughter.
What came next was something that no one thought would happen: the director and the producer of this film fought and the film’s shooting abruptly stopped. Days passed, weeks and then months, nothing has been happening. Naturally, the girl’s parents will be worried. Her dad spoke to the hip and happening director again and got her daughter an acting part in a commercial film starring a happening star. The girl had to give the dates she saved for her debut to this commercial film.
As for the other film, the girl’s original debut vehicle, shooting started back again a month ago after another production house took up the job. Now that things are back up for the original debut film, the director got mad that the girl has allocated her dates to the hip and happening director. It doesn’t seem that unfair considering how there was no certainty on what would happen to his film. Instead of reasoning with the girl and persuaded her to come back, the director slapped her with a legal notice.
In his notice, he said that it is unfair that the girl is going to be launched in that commercial masala film. He was preparing for her launch and wanted his film to be her first film. He also went on to mention how an actress’ first film matters, especially if it’s a star kid, and no one would care about her second film. He is not going to settle for his film to be the second film of this girl. Damn!
He should have just picked up the phone and talk to the girl and the other film’s director and producer first. It’s not as if his film was actively being filmed. He should have understood the girl’s situation when she was sitting at home and doing nothing. Speaking of sitting at home and doing nothing, it’s nice that the father came to help his daughter out. After all, how much can the mother do on her own?
That said, who leaked this bit of info to PV?
Check out the blind item below from PinkVilla to know more about the benefits of nepotism.
Daughter’s debut movie mess leaves this actor fuming on his ex-wife
Issues between this ex-couple have always made headlines for years. The duo, who has always raised questions about their compatibility with each other ever since they got hitched years back, again seem to be miffed with each other, this time over their kids.
Though the kids have been staying with this yesteryear actress and she has been the driving force behind their career, the actor father has been equally involved at every step. Be it their education or their desire to step into Bollywood, the daddy dearest has always been in loop. So when the daughter expressed her desire to work in movies, naturally, both the parents approved of it and decided to help her with the debut movie. The biggest director of Bollywood agreed to launch this young girl and everything was good. However, like they say, old habits die hard.
The way this actress took the calls for her then husband’s career, she did the same with her daughter. Of course, this was out of concern. But it surely backfired. The movie that initially was going to happen for the young girl didn’t work out and the mommy dearest had a slight tiff with the Director-producer and made her daughter walk out of the movie. Within days, the young girl had a new movie in her kitty. While the actress was happy and proud, the father wasn’t delighted, knowing what the young girl lost out on. He didn’t say anything though.
The film was shot, the poster was released. However, it then hit a roadblock. The film’s director and producer got embroiled in a legal tussle, leaving the future of the movie blurry. Now this got the young girl and her parents worried. That is when the actor stepped in and spoke to the director, with whom his ex-wife had fought. Given the actor’s equation with him, there was no way that he would deny casting her. And then the mommy also shed a few tears in front of him and that did the trick. A new film was offered and everything fell in place until a new issue with the previous film’s director cropped up.
A little birdie tells us that the director isn’t happy with the way this issue is shaping up. Despite running behind the schedule, he wants to release his movie first, thus making it the girl’s debut film as opposed to the other movie which is scheduled to hit the screens in the last month of the year. This director wants the credit for launching the girl and not let the other filmmaker walk away with it. Hence he has taken the legal route.
Through this entire mess, it’s this young girl who is suffering. Naturally, the daddy dearest is upset. He apparently had a tiff with his ex-wife and has asked her to not interfere now. It’s because of her that the daughter is in a messy situation and the least she can do is to not create more mess. Needless to say, the lady has agreed to stay mum. Unfortunately, in trying to do good for her baby, she has spoiled things. And her good friend, through whom she got the first film for her daughter, and who is the cousin of the film’s director, has refused to interfere!
Ex-Couple: Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh
Daughter: Sara Ali Khan
Director: Abhishek Kapoor
Second Film: Simmba
Saif Ali Khan has now actively taken the charge of daughter Sara Ali Khan’s Bollywood career as the newcomer has been facing unending issues with regard to her debut film. After the fallout between the makers of her first project ‘Kedarnath’, director Abhishek Kapoor’s production house Guy In The Sky Pictures had dragged her to the court over her date issues. But Saif Ali Khan came to Sara’s rescue and has now convinced the opposing parties to settle it out of the court.
For the record, the ‘Kedarnath’ producers moved the Mumbai High Court to direct her to complete her first commitment first and demanded ? 5 crore as damages. The film was delayed due to production rifts and meanwhile, Sara had signed Rohit Shetty and Karan Johar’s ‘Simmba’ opposite Ranveer Singh. She had agreed to shoot ‘Kedarnath’ but on being informed that the shoot would stretch through May till July 5, her agent said she would not be available in June since she has to go for another film, which according to the suit is a “breach” of the agreement.
Saif, however, has convinced Abhishek Kapoor and party to discuss the matter with KJo and Rohit Shetty outside the court and find out a solution. So, the case which was to be heard on Tuesday may not proceed now if things fall in place.