Salman Khan’s most famous foe is, of course, Shah Rukh Khan but he’s not the only one on Tiger’s hate list. John Abraham and Salman have reportedly been daggers drawn ever since trouble first developed while they were on tour together for Rockstars, a stage show in 2006.
A casualty of their mutual dislike was John’s then girlfriend, actress Bipasha Basu. Rumour says Salman refused to co-star with Bips in an Abbas-Mustan film.
Cut to 2012 and it seems that Salman, who knows all about Being Human, has made up with Bipasha, now John’s ex-girlfriend.
A fan spotted Salman and Bipasha having dinner at a Mumbai restaurant over the weekend:
@bipsluvurself 22 Jul 12
Alls Fab on d sets of #AATMA !D crew n my director @Suparn r really fun 2 wrk with!Some seriously goodlooking scary stuff v shot!
girish thawani @girish_thawani
@bipsluvurself just saw u with salman outside basilico … U looooked AWWWWESOME 😀
22 Jul 12
Was it, in fact, a business dinner? Bipasha reportedly wants to start over in Bollywood and is hoping to make an appearance in Sohail Khan’s Sher Khan, says this report by The Times Of India.
The report quotes a source as saying: “While they were never friends, they weren’t enemies either. She maintained a distance from Salman when she was seeing John. Now that he’s out of the picture, she’s keen on bridging the divide. In fact, she has been a regular at Galaxy Apartments (Khan’s bastion) for Arpita’s Ganesh puja for the last two years. She has been texting him quite often these days, and they even seem to have discovered a shared passion for poetry. She has introduced Salman to her favourite couplets and lines.”
Having an ally in Salman Khan would be just what the doctor ordered for Bipasha right now, even as John Abraham rubbishes rumours that he had her ousted from Shootout At Wadala. How times have changed.