Empty Promises: When B-Town folks lied to fans

Empty Promises: When B-Town folks lied to fans


Empty Promises: When B-Town folks lied to fans

Speculation about Hollywood stars visiting India or collaborating with Indian filmmakers continues to be a small name-dropping exercise

As distant as tellurian overdo and economies of scale are concerned, one can’t unequivocally pull comparisons between Hollywood and Bollywood: a former is approach forward on both fronts. Understandably then, a mindfulness with ubiquitous stars persists not usually among a ubiquitous public, nonetheless also among B-Town’s star residents.

For instance, a latest hum doing a rounds is that Oscar-winning star Jennifer Lawrence competence be expel conflicting Sushant Singh Rajput in Shekhar Kapur’s much-delayed Paani. These nuggets sow a headlines nonetheless some-more mostly that not, a much-hyped ubiquitous collaborations don’t materialise. To supplement to it, rumours about a Hollywood star’s imminent revisit to India have also spin standard for a course. HitList points out a few instances where a attention has gained mileage by throwing Hollywood names during a Indian media.

Leonardo DiCaprio

India connect: The Hollywood star was ostensible to land in Mumbai during a initial week of Jan to foster his film, The Wolf of Wall Street. After giving us a trip behind in 2010 — when he usually visited Nepal as partial of a Save a Tiger debate — this time, he was approaching to make a brief revisit and hoard broadside for his latest movie. From a looks of it though, we have to continue waiting.

The King Khan collaboration

Over a past 3 years, most has created about Leo and SRK starring together in a film patrician Xtreme City. To be penned and destined by Paul Schrader and constructed by Martin Scorsese, a plan never took off.

Natalie Portman

India connect: Saif Ali Khan schooled dual years ago that a fun can have a share of repercussions. The actor apparently went on record observant he was behaving in a film conflicting Natalie Portman.

Saif Ali Khan

Turns out a Oscar-winner didn’t see a humour in it as she sent a authorised notice by her publicist, perfectionist clarity on a statement. In a end, a matter was ‘resolved’ with a Nawab of Pataudi apologising for carrying done a fun about it.

Al Pacino

India connect: When Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbaai Dobaara’s promos released, a film’s PR machine went into an overdrive. One of their press releases claimed an publicity from nothing other than Al Pacino.

‘Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Dobaara’

According to a statement, a trailers reminded a mythological actor of The Godfather. Implausible it might sound, nonetheless let’s give him a advantage of doubt here. After all, he usually watched a promos and not a whole movie. Lucky him!

Johnny Depp

India connect: This nonconformist Hollywood actor has been fervent to try his Native Indian stock by films. Similarly, reams of paper have been clinging to his impasse in a shade instrumentation of Gregory David Roberts’ Mumbai-based novel, Shantaram. As of now, executive Mira Nair is out of a plan while Joel Edgerton has transposed Depp as a heading actor in this film.

Josh Hartnett

India connect: It’s not mostly that one sees a film that marries Hollywood and Bollywood a approach Singularity has. With Hollywood’s Josh Hartnett and a unequivocally possess Bipasha Basu expel conflicting any other, Roland Joffe’s plan showed a lot of promise. But due to some destined circumstances, a plan hasn’t got a blurb recover yet.

Brad Pitt

India connect: Reports of Brad Pitt and Aishwarya Rai pairing adult for a Hollywood plan formed on Buddha’s life initial flush roughly a decade ago.

Aishwarya Rai

The film was ostensible to be destined by Shekhar Kapur and even nonetheless there was no serve developments, a hum surrounding this film never unequivocally died down. Perhaps a unequivocally thought of bringing together dual pleasing actors was too enticing. Of course, a plan hasn’t taken off yet.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

India connect: The Terminator star’s name cropped adult during a promotions of a bilingual film called Fateh-The Victory. Given writer Varinder Singh Ghuman’s bodybuilding credentials and his successive vicinity with a former Mr Universe, there were talks about Arnie creation his India entrance with a Punjabi film. The ‘talks’, however, remained only that.

Naomi Watts

India connect: Accompanying her father Liev Schreiber, who was sharpened in India for Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Naomi Watts spent a substantial partial of a summer of 2011 in a country. But when news pennyless out that a singer was penetrating on visiting a tsunami-affected shores in south India — as partial of a promotions for her tsunami-themed film, The Impossible — it took a media by storm. When Watts didn’t spin up, it died a healthy death.

Awestruck by Hollywood?

Ranbir Kapoor was recently photographed kissing Robert De Niro’s knee during their interaction. While we can know Ranbir’s sentiment, it did emanate a noted nonetheless ungainly moment.

Mallika with Antonio Banderas

Mallika Sherawat is maybe famous some-more for posing with a who’s who of Hollywood than for her physique of work.

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