Mumbai: Bipasha Basu is on a relationship mending spree these days. The actress, who was recently in news for her new found friendship with once rival Kareena, is now busy breaking the ice and establishing close alliance with B-town’s macho actor Salman Khan.
And Bips seems to have acted quite gutsy here, considering her beau John Abraham is still peeved with Salman and prefers to keep him at bay.
Going in flashback, one recalls how Bips had a very turbulent relationship with Sallu ever since he and John crossed ways at an International show. Sources suggest that the two men had a brawl over a certain issue at the show after which they don’t see eye to eye.
Confirming the news, a source said, “Salman and Bipasha could not see eye to eye. Salman had a big showdown with John Abraham during an overseas show some years ago. That rivalry is still on — Salman and John are still not on talking terms. During the shooting of Boney Kapoor’s No Entry, Salman gave a tough time to Bipasha who finally complained to Boney. It was only because of Boney’s son Arjun that the schedule could proceed further.”
Nevertheless, during the recent IIFA ceremony held in Colombo, Salman threw a party in his hotel room for his friends and Bipasha also walked in. And even though Salman initially gave her a cold shoulder, Bipasha broke the ice. She went up to him and thanked him for the good time.
“Salman loosened up after that. The next day, when Bipasha came to party with them, Salman was warm towards her. That signalled the end of the five year old war between them,” adds the source.
As for Bipasha, she says, “I don’t know why it is called a ‘patch up’. There have been no issues between us. I met him at the awards ceremony, where he did a fabulous job at all the events. He was very warm to me when I met him.”