By: Faridoon Shahryar, IndiaFM
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
"I'm in love with Bipasha," said Hollywood actress and style icon Sienna Miller in an interview with a Mumbai daily a few days ago. There's no dearth of people who would love to love Bipasha. Isn't it! Well, it seems Buxom Basu babe has been making a hell lot of news off late. Whether it is good or bad one can't say. For in showbiz any publicity (positive or negative) is considered to be good publicity. Post the smoldering beedi in Omkara and bikini peep show in Dhoom 2, Bipasha was anyway tava fresh property. But the heated grapevine has made her hog the newsprint and prime time news-space in a continually big way. Here are five reasons why Bips is still hot and happening.
1). There's a lot of speculation about Bipasha's longstanding relationship with John Abraham. A Mumbai tabloid quoted "sources" stating that Bipasha admitted to friends that she was single for the first time in the last ten years and she is enjoying it. She was single at this year's IIFA Awards in Yorkshire and with another girl ruffling John's hair in the latest Clinic All Clear ad (a brand that they've been successfully endorsing for some time now) people are saying the split is confirmed. In a sudden turnaround, the newspapers are buzzing with a last minute filmy patch-up between the two as according to eyewitnesses John after returning from an outdoor shoot in Pondicherry headed straight for Bipasha's house the same evening. So, have they kissed and make up! The mystery is killing...
2). Bipasha has been looking a million dollars. In fact she has never looked so hot and sexy. She has been getting loads of male attention. Not only in India but even the firangs are going nuts over this Bong bombshell. She made the famous announcement that the beauteous Taj Mahal is indeed the new wonder of the world at Lisbon a few days ago. But the more juicy part was the photograph that showcased 22 year old footballer Christiano Ronaldo planting a passionate kiss on Basu's lips in the celebrations that followed thereafter. The on lookers vouched for the terrific chemistry the duo shared as they danced together hip to hip, gym chest to...oops...Bipasha later criticized the media by dismissing it with a statement saying that how can she be serious about a 22 year old kid? A kid! Hmmm...we don't think she is an aunty yet and Ronaldo is known to be a scampering stud. Never mind. From what it seems, everyone seems to have had a good night's....
3). Once the rumours of rift with John started doing the rounds Bipasha was continually linked up with her Race co-star Saif Ali Khan (he is fresh from a break up with Rosa). Interestingly the two have shot for a steamy love making scene for this Abbas-Mustan thriller. Basu admits that she visits Saif's house but then so what! Uhm...we aren't saying anything. There have also been reports of Bips patching up with ex-boyfriend (or should we say ex-ex-boyfriend) Dino Morea. The two have been spotted at functions together further fuelling speculation. Wonder where this dusky siren's heart is heading for?
4). A tabloid in a shocking story revealed that Bipasha had undergone a silicon implant operation before Jism to add more dollars to her physical packaging. Apparently the doctor who performed the operation has still not been paid the Rs 2.5 laks that Basu owes him. Columnist, Socialist and novelist Shobha De in an article in The Sunday Times of India on 22nd July (aptly titled Boob Tube) said, "Every other aspiring actress goes under the knife to fix assorted body parts. The only thing big about this deal are the extra inches a surgeon adds. Too bad Ms Basu's doc isn't a gentleman. I hope after this leak, he never recovers his money. Let's have another beedi , Bips." So far Bipasha hasn't reacted to this surgeon's allegations. We still don't know the raaz of those....Uhm.
5). Bipasha has always been an advertiser's delight. She continues to endorse products, the latest being Reliance Mobile, Pantaloons besides Clinic All Clear. It is being said that with souring of relationships between her and John, she shall be shooting for the ad separately. An interesting point to be noted is that Bipasha was earlier associated with gaming portal zapak.com and launched zapak.tv in January 2007. The website had promised to feature a 'Bipasha Basu zone' with games based on the actress. But it was only a couple of days ago that we received an invite for the launch of what was promised to be the launch of Bipasha Basu's first mobile game by another brand called Jump. If Bips had already been associated with another gaming portal then how can her first game be launched by another group?
These were five reasons that make Bips a hot property right now.