It could have been tinsel town’s best kept secret but the cat is now out of the bag… Mirror can tell you that exlovers Bipasha Basu and John Abraham will share screen space in producer Ekta Kapoor and director Sanjay Gupta’s prequel to the flick, Shootout at Lokhandwala. While Bips will play Manoj Bajpai’s love interest in the film, she will dance with John Abraham, and of course Tusshar Kapoor, in a special song.
A source close to the film informed, “Bipasha was signed long back, even before the film had its grand muhurat at Mehboob Studios, where the entire cast was revealed. However her name wasn’t announced. The whole idea of the makers was to announce her name during the release to use it as a marketing gimmick.”
The source continued, “Bipasha is paired opposite Manoj Bajpai. Incidentally, she plays a prostitute in the film who is instrumental, though indirectly, in the death of Dawood Ibrahim’s (Sonu Sood) brother, Sabbir, essayed by Bajpai. John’s Manya Surve masterminds the execution of the brother of his biggest rival Dawood and declares war. Incidentally, John and Bips will be seen shaking a leg in the song, along with Tusshar Kapoor.”
Interestingly, both Bips and John were quite professional about doing the film. “Contrary to one’s expectations, Bipasha had no objections in doing the film in spite of the fact that she had to shoot an entire song which would require three to four days at least. Also John was quite cool about it,” said the source.
What remains to be seen is the duo’s chemistry when they actually come face to face in July while shooting for the song in a studio in Mumbai…