Rajeev Masand has published a blind item in Open The Magazine about a noted director who could be named & shamed in the MeToo scandal.
It is sad how talented bollywood folk are turning out to be closet perverts. Our favorite director has already been named & shamed in the scandal. Now it looks like another filmmaker too might join the club. This soft spoken director is in the news only for his work. He is a ‘bhakt’ of the honorable PM & even made a movie around the PM’s flagship schemes.
The actor mentioned in the blind item is one shrewd man. We had mentioned earlier, how he had made a pass at one of our male friends when he was married. Suffice to say, he is a hypocrite! When the MeToo scandal broke & his cousin was named, he feigned ignorance. Now if this director is outed, don’t be surprised if he feigns ignorance again. His new GF won’t waste a minute before jumping to his rescue. Does he seriously think anyone is falling for his lies?
Rumours have it that the next person who could be named and shamed in the ongoing MeToo wave is a soft-spoken, high-profile filmmaker with skeletons in the closet.
According to ‘industry information’, at least two women have been pursued relentlessly and inappropriately by the said filmmaker—these women worked with him at the time as assistants, making it worse and suggesting abuse of power.
If the story does break, which industrywaalas seem to think will definitely happen—given how many people already seem to know the stories of these two women—it will likely derail a film that was recently announced. The filmmaker is all set to direct an actor with whom he previously delivered one of his biggest hits. The new film also belongs to the same genre of their last hit. The project is currently in pre-production and expected to go on the floors shortly.
Any such scandalous revelation that could implicate the filmmaker would almost certainly put the film in jeopardy. Which is why industry insiders are wondering how the film’s leading man hasn’t already got wind of the situation and put the project off until there is more clarity.
Filmmaker: Rakesh Omprakash Mehra
Actor: Farhan Akhtar