If sources are to be believed, spurned lovers Bipasha Basu and John Abraham had a discussion of sorts at a posh Bandra salon recently. As earlier reported, John is making all the efforts to patch up with his lover, but Bips is not yet in a mood to reconcile. However, the outcome of the discussion is that Saif Ali Khan is no longer going to make a special appearance in Anurag Kashyap’s No Smoking.
It was not too long ago that director Anurag Kashyap had revealed his plans of featuring Saif in a significant scene along with John in No Smoking. Even Saif had given the nod to it.
However, recently Saif begged out of the film for reasons best known to him. Kashyap had earlier told this newspaper: “Saif is going to do a special cameo role in No Smoking. It’s a very significant scene and I cannot divulge too many details now. Saif has already given his commitment to our producer Kumar Mangat.”
The buzz doing the rounds is that Bipasha requested Saif to step down, as John was not too keen on teaming up with Saif in the film, or having him around on the sets. Fortunately, Bipasha has not opted out of a lavish item number. She will film it later this month.
When quizzed about it Kumar Mangat feigns ignorance. He says: “I have never made a formal announcement about Saif’s cameo role in No Smoking at the first place. In fact, I have been talking to Saif for another film that I intend to produce later this year.”
When probed further he quickly adds: “Saif and I keep discussing a lot of things. But that doesn’t mean that he is going to be in all my films.”