Though Mallika Sherawat had to make way for the new girl Jaqueline Fernandes in Murder 2, the sultry actress seems to be still in demand.
If rumours are to be believed she will be seen playing the female lead in Jism 2, which was earlier, played by Bipasha Basu.
A source says, "Jism 2 is going to be bigger and bolder than Jism. Pooja was looking out for someone who has a fabulous body and Mallika fits the bill. Moreover, this time Pooja has been looking out for an established face."
The actress met Pooja Bhatt in a long meeting recently. Confirmed Pooja's father Mahesh Bhatt, "Selecting the actors for her film is entirely Pooja's domain. Moreover, Pooja is a very meticulous person. She will take her time to decide. But yes, I did do the job of making Mallika and Pooja meet. Let's see what happens."
Denying rumours of Veena Malik as the female lead, the source says, "No. Those were rubbish rumours."
The sequel to the John-Bipasha hit film will be will be co-produced by Dino Morea and Pooja Bhatt.