The Actress Who Would Be Producer - Rajeev Masand

The Actress Who Would Be Producer - Rajeev Masand 0
The Actress Who Would Be Producer - Rajeev Masand 0

Courtesy: Open Magazine

According to the industry grapevine, this much-loved actress who is making a sort of comeback with a masala musical, clashed repeatedly with the film’s producer, one of Bollywood’s ‘edgiest’ filmmakers working today.

Envisioned as a quirky comedy, the film’s shoot allegedly had the actress interfering extensively, at times bullying the director, who makes his Hindi film debut with this project. The result, if sources are to be believed, is that the film has turned out to be very different from what was planned—a more ‘commercial’ and ‘conventional’ venture than the producer and director had intended it to be.

The differences of opinion apparently continued until very recently, when it was time to put out the first trailer of the film. One hears that the actress sat on the edit herself—taking advantage of the fact that her producer was doing the rounds of film festivals at the time—and assembled a cut she thought did justice to their movie.

When her producer returned and saw her version of the trailer, he reportedly re-cut a brand new version, very different from hers. The studio that’s distributing the film sided with the producer ultimately, releasing his version of the trailer over that of the actress.

If the leading lady is upset, she’s not showing it. The actress realises this is one of only two projects she has on her hands currently (and the only solo-heroine film), and cannot afford to get into a public scrap with those behind the film.


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Anonymous's picture

Rani is the best

  • 1 year ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Kitty: go get a life

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    OMG, not again this overacting and slimy Rani. Didn't like her in Aiyaa at all, completely overacting. Doesn't look natural. She should do only serious roles but should not cry to much because it's boring to watch her cry. She ruined KANK with the way how she cries.

  • 2 years ago
  • Kitty's picture

    Yep it's "The Frothy Picture Part Deux" starring Rani Mukherjee. It only makes sense, she has been starring in home productions (YRF) almost exclusively for the last several years so she must be used to a certain degree of creative input. But the director/producer should stand their ground and not be pushed around like that, it's a shame. Unless the celeb is investing their own rupees in the project they should not interfere so much that it becomes a different film than what was intended/envisioned.

    And guys, Masand never said his last blind item wasn't about Rani... AFAIK there was a Rani fan on twitter that got all frothed up and accused him of multiple things to which he replied "you have it wrong"... he never said WHAT they had wrong.

  • 2 years ago
  • Voiceswriter's picture

    *Balan

  • 2 years ago
  • Voiceswriter's picture

    Mon, 2012-09-17 18:19 — Anonymous
    New
    Infact voiceswriyer..rani is younger than vidya!!!
    ________________________________________________________
    By 2.5 months...same difference.
    Vidya Valan 1 January 1978 (age 34)
    Rani Mukherjee 21 March 1978 (age 34)

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Is it Miss Preity Zinta?

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Mon, 2012-09-17 08:36 — shaanu
    shaanu's picture

    I've realised Rajeev has something against these celebs:
    1)Ranbir Kapoor(MAJOR PROBLEM with him)
    2)Rani Mukherjee
    3)Deepika Padukone
    4)Sonakshi Sinha
    5)Salman Khan(HATES him 2 the core)
    6)ALL 100 cr directors(Rohit Shetty,Sajid Khan,etc.)
    --------u r right he has problem with all celebs u mentioned except deepika.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Rani is a young and talented actresses.
    But she should learn not to interfere with the direction and the script. These actors are so full of themselves that they end up sabotaging themselves. Remember Ra.one. SRK interfered too much and made a mess of what could have been a cool movie. Actors should stick to what they know best- acting!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Infact voiceswriyer..rani is younger than vidya!!!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Why no one mentioned Madhuri Dixit who demanded changes to be done to Gulab Gang. Gulab Gang has become a total run and dance movie after it was an off beat film. Such actresses do not deserve to have a work

  • 2 years ago
  • Voiceswriter's picture

    FYI: Rani is the same age as Katie Holmes, Bipasha Basu, Vidya Balan and Nargis Fakhri.

  • 2 years ago
  • shaanu's picture

    I've realised Rajeev has something against these celebs:
    1)Ranbir Kapoor(MAJOR PROBLEM with him)
    2)Rani Mukherjee
    3)Deepika Padukone
    4)Sonakshi Sinha
    5)Salman Khan(HATES him 2 the core)
    6)ALL 100 cr directors(Rohit Shetty,Sajid Khan,etc.)

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    rani is old lady now and she bettr get married and produce kids than producing movies n giving trouble to talented directors

  • 2 years ago
  • spicylia's picture

    Sun, 2012-09-16 20:03 — moimeme

    I think Rani is just dead worried for herself..being with Aditya doesn't have its advantages at all..so she's making all she can to make sure this one works for her...

    Sun, 2012-09-16 20:20 — Anonymous

    Rani is desperate or else she would not have done such a raunchy dance number with so little to wear. She makes all the item dances of south seem decent! Does Rani need such an exposure at this stage of her life and career??

    agree with you guys

  • 2 years ago
  • spicylia's picture

    @Sun, 2012-09-16 23:59 — Anonymous
    Sun, 2012-09-16 15:33 — Anonymous
    Just bcuz he came with 2 back to back articles on that actress doesn’t mean that he has some issues with that actress who is making a comeback(as a lead) after such a long respite..clearly he is not desperate to subvert that actress cuz she is not such a big actress anymore and PC ,Vidya are top actresses like Kareena , Kat

  • 2 years ago
  • lady_in_pink's picture

    Well....Rajeev please quit doing this behind the blind items...either state ckearly so that concerned people shoud be able to respond with their views...or forget it...stop doing "chugli"

  • 2 years ago
  • spicylia's picture

    we all know who it is..and I don't think Rajeev has an agenda against that’ particular ‘actress as he said apparently that actress is very keen to make this film a hit so that she would survive at least as a supporting actress in present/future and IN her next project too she is doing a supporting role ..kudos to Rajeev for bringing the hazed over facts to the light and for notwithstanding the whiplash

  • 2 years ago
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  • 6 months ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    He saod its not rani

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    I like how most of the articles Rajeev Masand related have a "?" pictures attached. Best part: everyone is questioning his agenda behind this

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Rajeev has said on twitter that this is not about Rani or Vidya!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Just because Rajeev likes Vidya does it mean he has to put Rani down whenever possible. I think this is the motive behind his recent articles about Rani in Open. As such I don't expect a "good" review about Aiyyaa from him. Just as well that the public decide what they like or don't otherwise Rajeev has tried his best to sabotage Aiyyaa by being malicious about Rani!
    How the Indian mind works! I hate it when these journalists get so personal. How then can be believe that their reviews are unbiased!!!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    rani is the best

  • 2 years ago
  • Diya4's picture

    Oh Please....take a break...why is Rajeev after Rani?
    again when asked he'll say it's not Rani,that's y he keeps hiding behind this blind items.:P

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    this sounds very obivously like rani. and rani has apparently been very involved in Aaiyaa just as Vidya is in her current projects.

    However, after people tweeted him saying last weeks blinds were about Vidya and Rani, he actually came out and said that answer was wrong, even though the wording was very specific in suggesting it was these 2.

    I think Rajeev is actually a fan of Rani.

    Maybe this is all part of the publicity for the film?

    For example: the Aaiyya full trailer can hardly be described as edgy or dark: infact its full on commercial.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Rajeev is obsessed with rani

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    I dont like Rajeev. Only girls gossip extensively like this! LOL

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    rajeev jee have the guts to bring out the really gossipy stories about the truely controvecial actresses, ahem ahem priyanka

  • 2 years ago
  • Mystic Rose's picture

    Kareena snorts coke, Rani hate Vidya, Rani is pulling an Amir Khan on her producer, any guesses for next week? If I were Rani I'd take it as a compliment, only relevant people are talked about.

  • 2 years ago
  • Mystic Rose's picture

    Aww Rajeev don't hurt yourself!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    i have stopped believing this kind of articles way before.but i know it will continue from rajeev'r side life long! anyway as far as i know rani is not keen on giving IV to this man & thats why he always try to subotage her career/reputation. but i dnt think it has any impact,after 2 days everyone will forget this issue & will only remember her performance on Big screen. Clear Mr.Masand?

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    could be preity as well

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    dont believe this at al.. this guy seriously has some issue with rani,otherwise 2 back to back article & that also when her film is releasing! Shame on you masand.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    LOL! Rajeev for you -> mlm

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Rani is desperate or else she would not have done such a raunchy dance number with so little to wear. She makes all the item dances of south seem decent! Does Rani need such an exposure at this stage of her life and career??

  • 2 years ago
  • moimeme's picture

    I think Rani is just dead worried for herself..being with Aditya doesn't have its advantages at all..so she's making all she can to make sure this one works for her...

  • 2 years ago
  • Voiceswriter's picture

    Rani or Preity.

  • 2 years ago
  • Pinkvilla_boy's picture

    LOL @ Rajeev Masand :P

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Nautanki Rani !

  • 2 years ago
  • MakeupCritic's picture

    Okay, so last week it was Rani, and this week it's Rani too. He is trying really hard to make her look bad.. Typical as her movie is releasing soon.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Love your gossip Rajeev

  • 2 years ago
  • iheartbollywood's picture

    Oh dear! For months Rajeev has been silent about Rani and now Rani's movies are about to release, news after news. Daal mein kuch kala hai.... Kala Kya? Puri daal hi kali hai!! Haha

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Rajeev is so bias. Being nice to PC because he favours her. But he's got some issues with Rani.

  • 2 years ago
  • beewitched's picture

    Rajeev Masand is worse than the gossip chalako massi aunty type aurat !!

  • 2 years ago
  • PizzaPasta's picture

    Much loved actress making a comeback-Rani Mukherjee
    Edgy filmmaker-Anurag Kashyap(he'd been touring Cannes & other festivals)
    Heroine Centric masala potboiler-Aiyaa(as masaladaar as it can get)
    The only other project in her hands-Talaash,i.e,not heroine centric & stars Kareena too with Aamir in lead.
    Such a give out. Lol! And Rajeev has some serious issues with Rani,first "The Frothy Picture" & now this. I mean what did Rani do to him,refuse to give him an interview or something??? Rajeev dude,take it easy. Just stick to writing reviews & cut yourself & Rani some slack.

  • 2 years ago
  • filmychica's picture

    rani mukherjee and aaiya film (the second film being Talaash with Bebo as well)

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    RANI

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Sri Devi. DUH.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Everyone needs to stop believing in his stupid blind items..

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    sridavi

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Rani???

  • 2 years ago
  • lololaughing's picture

    well this one is definitely:
    actress: rani mukherjee
    edgy producer: anurag kashyap
    film: aiyyaa

    i still wonder who was he talking about in the last blind item
    does anyone know cuz i thought it was rani

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Very easy one ....
    Much loved actress- Rani Mukherjee
    Movie- Aiyaa
    Director -Sachin Kundalkar
    Producer- Anurag Kashyap who was busy with promoting Gangs of Wasseypur at Cannes & Goa.
    Two projects Rani has- Aiyaa as the solo heroine & Talaash which is a 2 lady protagonist along with Kareena.
    But why should she be desperate for movies when she has a besotted Aditya Chopra waiting in the wings for her????

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    This blind item is definitely talking about Rani Mukherjee and her new upcoming movie Aiyyaa

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Rani

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    The actress is rani producer anurag kashyap
    N movie aiyyaa

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    actress : Rani mukharjee
    producer: Anurag Kashyap
    Two films: Aiyya and Talash

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Rani mukherjee?

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Rani Mukerji?

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Rani Mukherjee

  • 2 years ago
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