Move over Kangana Ranaut, Sonakshi Sinha and Zarine Khan, Bipasha Basu is Salman Khan's new girl in B-town.
The actor has roped in the actress as the brand ambassador for brother Sohail Khan's Mumbai cricket team for Celebrity Cricket League.
The announcement is significant since Bipasha Basu and Salman Khan were known to share cold vibes until last year.
A source said, "It is a known fact that Salman and John Abraham were not exactly on the best of terms. No one knows what irked Salman but rumours suggest that they had issues during a world tour that they did many years back. Since Bipasha was dating John around that time, she was automatically blacklisted from the Salman Khan camp."
However during an overseas awards ceremony last year, Bipasha Basu was seen partying with Salman Khan and his group, indicating that after John Abraham's break up, Salman Khan and the actress were friends again.
"The olive branch extended by Bipasha has not gone unnoticed by Salman," adds the source.
Salman Khan is known to give 'special recommendations' for his close friends and allies in the industry. The source said, "It is all the more surprising as Bipasha has picked ahead of Salman's favourite women Kangana Ranaut, Sonakshi Sinha and Zarine Khan."
Meanwhile, we hear that Bipasha Basu will also feature on Salman Khan's reality show Bigg Boss. The actress will launch her fitness DVD on the show and will also be shown engaging in a tete-a-tete with Salman Khan.
Bipasha Basu will also enter the Bigg Boss house and share fitness tips with the housemates. She will also conduct a fitness based task and the winner will receive a special gift from the actress.