Bipasha Basu is surprising close friends by making friends with the unlikeliest of names. First it was Shahid Kapoor, who is currently shooting in London. Now we hear she’s pallying up with Salman Khan, John Abraham’s jaani dushman.
While Bips and Sallu weren’t friendly, that status quo seems to be changing now. Basu wants to start anew, both personally and professionally. Buzz is the Bongshell is keen on working with Khan and might even shoot a song in his brother Sohail Khan’s next production, Sher Khan. Bips and Salman’s last film together was the 2005 hit No Entry.
A source explains, “While they were never friends, they weren’t enemies either. She maintained a distance from Salman when she was seeing John. Now that he’s out of the picture, she’s keen on bridging the divide. In fact, she has been a regular at Galaxy Apartments (Khan’s bastion) for Arpita’s Ganesh puja for the last two years. She has been texting him quite often these days, and they even seem to have discovered a shared passion for poetry. She has introduced Salman to her favourite couplets and lines.”
Sallu begins work on Sher Khan before Dabangg 2. And there’s a good chance she may feature in the film if this friendship continues. “Bipasha definitely wants to work with Salman. She feels that several opportunities were lost in the past. Now, if there’s such a chance, she’ll grab it with both hands.” TOI