Bipasha and Deepika fight it out over first look of 'Dum Maro Dum'
Mumbai: Bollywood is a bizarre land of fleeting friends and capricious relationships. Strange but true. Apparently, Bipasha Basu, the lead actress of ‘Dum Maro Dum’ is livid at being sidelined by item girl Deepika Padukone.
Rohan Sippy’s ‘Dum Maro Dum’ has ruffled quite a few feathers ever since it went on the floor.
Firstly, it was living legend Dev Anand, who raised an objection on the rights of ‘Dum Maro Dum’ from his 1970s super hit film ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’, then came the Goan government, which had a strong reservation about the film - portraying Goa as a vacationers paradise infested by drugs, mafia and teens.
Now, it’s Bipasha Basu, the leading lady of the film who is upset over the first look of the film, which is based on an item number featuring Deepika Padukone.
Talking to a daily, a source close to the production house said, “There were various debates about how the first look poster of the film will be made. Finally it was decided that rather than having Abhishek Bachchan and Bipasha Basu on the posters of the film it would be nice to have Deepika who features in the item song `Dum Maro Dum’. When Bipasha learnt about the poster she was not very happy and called Rohan Sippy who explained his promotional strategy to her.”
When contacted, Rohan Sippy said, “Deepika is doing a title song of the film. On the teaser poster you can hardly recognise Deepika. It’s brand ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ and Bipasha is the female lead of the film. But I guess that’s what happens with guest numbers and with iconic songs.”
However, Bipasha downplayed the entire incident and said, “I was the first one to tweet about the first look of DMD because I loved it and am super excited about our film. Deepika is a super dancer and has done total justice to our song. There are no controversies here.”
Well, there is no smoke without fire, what say Bipasha?