Just few days back there were tabloid reports about Bipasha Basu"s first Hollywood project starring Titanic villain Billy Zane, going on floors. But now news has trickled in that the project is being scrapped. It was supposed to begin shooting on July 25th. It is learnt that producer Smita Thackeray had backed out with reasons being cited as personal and professional.
This yet to be titled film was to be directed by David Silverman and was to feature Bipasha in Angelina Jolie"s Lara Croft avatar. It was supposed to be shot in Kodaikanal and had actor Rajvirr of Kaise Kahen (2007) fame playing Bipasha"s second love interest. The film was to have Bipasha doing some intense love making scenes with both Billy and Rajvirr. Rumour mills suggest- the choice of Rajvirr as the male lead wasn"t appreciated but Smita Thackeray was adamant about him playing the role.
However now that Smita has backed out from the film, it only means that for now Bipasha"s dream of going international has come to a standstill, at least for now. Though for a long time both Bipasha and her boyfriend John Abraham have been trying to go international, they haven't succeeded.