Bollywood insiders are perplexed at the sudden freeze of a high profile friendship between a leading filmmaker and a comely actress. The filmmaker has always confessed his deep friendship for the married actress with whom he has shared a great working relationship right from his first film.
The filmmaker even considers her as his lucky charm and even if she doesn’t act in his movies, he makes sure she appears in a passing shot. So, news of their estrangement came as a surprise especially since the media-friendly filmmaker has declined to comment on the issue.
Sources close to the actress reveal that she was ‘terribly hurt’ with something that the filmmaker did and she felt ‘betrayed that he didn’t take a stand for her.’ It all has to do with the wildly popular celebrity chat show that the filmmaker hosts.
In one of the episodes, a veteran filmmaker made an appearance with a young star who is also related to him. The episode was widely acclaimed as the best of the season because both the men didn’t pull any punches and made delicious comments on the industry.
It all happened during the course of a question when the host filmmaker asked the veteran director “Who according to you is the most overrated actress?” Insiders reveal that the director came up with three options and told the host filmmaker to edit any two.
He named the married actress, a dancing star who is seen nowadays as a reality show judge and another top rung actress who is on a career low after rejecting many good films. During the edit of the episode, the host filmmaker edited out the other two mentions and kept only the mention of his friend. When the actress got to know about this she was hurt.
She felt her friend didn’t take up for her. Though their mutual friends tried to intervene the actress wasn’t forthcoming. She feels a little distance won’t do them any harm. Common friends hope this episode passes over quickly because they have a genuinely good friendship. Till then the filmmaker can only wait for a reconciliation.