Guess Who?

Very often, the twists and intrigue that take place behind the scenes in our industry are far more interesting than the films that we churn out. Take, for example, this multi-starrer that was being produced by an established producer-director and was to be directed by his friend, a reasonably big name in his own right.

It seems the film’s hopes of ever going on the floors have been permanently dashed and the apparent reason for this is the very high fee quoted by one of the key actors. In fact, the price asked is so out of sync with the actor’s market value that it almost seems that the actor is politely saying ‘no’ to the project.

But why is that so unusual? After all, this is not the first time this tactic has been used by actors to wriggle out of projects. Well, what makes this case unique is that, apparently, the actor has made this unreasonable demand at the behest of the director who is not interested in the project any more but doesn’t know how to break the news to the producer. Now that’s what you call a Bollywood ‘friendship’!

Box Office India
Collection Chart
As on 17th November, 2017
FilmsWeekWeeklyTotal
Qarib Qarib Singlle111.20CR11.20CR
Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana16.14CR6.14CR
The House Next Door192.43LK92.43LK
Mera Bura Saaya108.2K08.2K
Safe101.01K01.01K
Maheruh112K12K
More

Featured Video

Most Viewed Articles

Today

Last 7 Days

Last 30 Days

Twitter

Box Office India's Twitter avatar
Box Office India
@boxofficeindia

Guess the first day collection of #KadviHawa starring #SanjayMishra, #RanvirShorey & #TillotamaShome. #BOI #CollectionPrediction

Facebook

Instagram

This Week’s Issue

Trade Gup

  • What is Rajkumar Hirani’s next sequel?
  • Vishal Bhardwaj to have three releases in 2018
  • Phantom to clash with Reliance Phantom
  • Zee to acquire UTV Movies
  • Akshay Kumar, Arshad Warsi in Jolly LLB 3

In Conversation

  • A M Turaz weaves poetry into his lyrics for Padmavati
  • Laxmi Raai makes her Bollywood debut with her 50th film, Julie2
  • SVF’s Mahendra Soni breaks a record for Amazon Obhijaan
  • Milind Rao on The House Next Door and his love for horror
  • Guru Randhawa hits a high note with Ban ja tu meri rani
  • Freewheeling with Sidharth Malhotra after Ittefaq

Straight News

  • Bhutiani is jury member at Munich fest
  • Prashantt Guptha to reprise Rafi classic
  • Fox, Abundantia to make P Gopichand biopic
  • Karan Johar’s short film to roll soon

Spotlight

  • When editing, I never direct, says Chandan Arora
  • For Eeshit Narain, it all started over a cup of tea…
  • I love the modern version of my script: Kamna Chandra
  • It was very personal for me, admits Ghazal Dhaliwal