November 2017 – Bollywood Blind Item 6
Fans of this senior popular actress have been wondering what has happened to her film, which was announced earlier this year. Last we heard, the shooting was done and now the film is in post production. Well, now we have an update on what has happened to the film, thanks to Rajeev Masand.
It seems that the producer is not happy with what he has seen. Not the husband-producer, but the other producer who was in charge of the post production of this film. This producer/director is younger compared to the senior filmmaker, so his views on films are different. Of course, the older filmmaker thinks that all youngsters have sex and not real relationships, that’s besides the point but it does show you where he stands in his views about today’s films that can appeal to the audience of today. Maybe he is hanging out with the wrong crowd, his yes-men. It could be the reason why he can’t take it when someone blasted something he believed in.
Anyways, check out who Rajeev Masand is talking about.
Cold War in the Studio
According to the Bollywood grapevine, all is not well at one of the top studios in the industry. Insiders are saying the famously reclusive studio boss (himself a filmmaker) has had a falling out with his blue-eyed boy, a talented young director whom he actively promoted over other directors on the studio’s roster.
Story goes that the younger director, who is also producing smaller films for the studio, was not impressed with one of the projects he’s been entrusted with supervising. He is believed to have expressed his disappointment after viewing the first edit of the film,and minced no words to describe just what a mess he believed the film was looking like.
This response has apparently not gone down well with his boss, who dismissed the younger filmmaker’s misgivings about the film. One could argue that the senior filmmaker is especially invested in this film for personal reasons, but he has quashed the younger filmmaker’s complaints saying the film has a strong mainstream sensibility which the younger filmmaker has failed to connect with because of his ‘artistic’ leanings.
It’s all very civil on the face of it, but sources say the incident has driven a wedge between the men and that the damage may be irreparable.
Filmmaker: Aditya Chopra
Younger Director: Maneesh Sharma