Rajeev Masand’s latest blind item is about nepotism in Bollywood
The show’s tagline speaks about making it big solely on merit. The show is about commoners with no backing whatsoever getting a chance to make it big in Bollywood. But looks like one lad has found a way to sleep his way to a movie role. The director-judge has been accused of nepotism time & again. If he so wants to promote his BFF’s bf, why doesn’t he launch him himself? Why is he indulging in nepotism again & fooling the audiences?
But chances are that the makers of the show have planted this blind item to promote the show. Or maybe a jealous competitor might be spreading stories to tarnish the contestant’s rep.
What’s a little step-up between friends? According to whispers doing the rounds in tinsel town, a prominent filmmaker recommended the model boyfriend of his good friend, a leading clothesmith, for a television project he’s closely involved in. The beneficiary of said largesse is a strapping fella from Meerut who’s been walking the ramp for the designer for some months now. Their relationship went from professional to romantic pretty quickly, say insiders, pointing to the many foreign shows they’ve done together. At one of these, in Dubai a few months ago, the designer introduced the boyfriend to the filmmaker BFF and requested some help in raising his visibility. The result is a coveted spot on a reality show that the filmmaker is the public face of. As it turns out, the young hopeful is making good progress on the show, and the filmmaker’s soft spot for his friend’s boyfriend is evident to everyone on the set, even to fans of the show.
Filmmaker: Karan Johar
Fashion Designer: Manish Malhotra
Contestant: Harshvardhan Ahlawat