Rajeev Masand has posted a blind item about a superstar who will be playing a young actor’s father in an upcoming movie.
We had mentioned earlier about this director signing a young heartthrob & a superstar for his next movie & him not signing his regular hero-heroine for this project(click here to read more). Rajeev Masand throws more light on the upcoming movie in this week’s blind item.
The young heartthrob has a movie up for release. The chances of the movie turning into a blockbuster are very high, thanks to the director who has a clean record at the box office. Many consider him to be the biggest director of Bollywood currently. The young heartthtrob was hot property when he signed on for his upcoming release & was known for his unconventional movie choices. But his box office equity has suffered since then. He does need a hit. But we don;t see him going out of circulation, thanks to his acting talent. But we suspect that his romance with an A-list actor is just a story planted by her mentor to promote their upcoming film. This young heartthrob is a player & never speaks much about his relationships. But now you see him speak of marriage plans & act madly in love. Something doesn’t add up.
The senior actor mentioned in the blind item is one of the most underrated superstars. He has been in the industry for more than 25 years. His career is thriving despite him locking horns with several Bollywood biggies. He may have his quirks & a secret life(click here to read more)but one can’t deny that he is one of the best actors around.
This A-list action star, fast headed for 50, was reportedly so keen to work with a promising filmmaker that he agreed to star in a film that the director was producing with a first-time helmer on the tacit agreement that the director would find a good role for him in his own next project. As it turns out, that next project is a heartland-set drama with echoes of Vishal Bhardwaj’s Maqbool, and will headline a young heartthrob star.
Said heartthrob star has admitted he was chasing the director for some time to work with him, having become impressed with his staunchly chauvinistic comedies that have done big box-office numbers over the years and that have found a loyal audience. The new film is a departure from the director’s comfort zone, but the young star is sold on the script. As soon as he committed to the project, the director reportedly went back to the senior star, offering him the role of the younger actor’s father.
Insiders say the senior star wasn’t quite expecting to be approached for a ‘father role’. The actor, like so many of our middle-aged leading men, still prefers to play 30- something-year-olds. (He infamously made a key change in one of his recent thrillers—a remake of a successful regional film—when he asked that the character of his teenage daughter be altered to an ‘adopted’ teenage daughter, presumably so that it wasn’t implied that he was in his mid-forties).
However, the new film had just become ‘hotter’ with the involvement of the younger star, and the senior actor did not want to lose out on the coveted project. So he’s doing the film, and sources say it’s not your typical ‘father role’. It’s a solid part that does full justice to his talent. The father-son dynamic is an important part of the film, and there’s no fear that the two actors will be compared for their performances because the roles are so vastly different.
Young Heartthrob: Ranbir Kapoor
A-list Action Star: Ajay Devgan
Director: Luv Ranjan
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