Bipasha Basu, who owes her success in Bollywood to Bhatts, is apparently throwing starry tantrums in their face. Buzz is after refusing the female lead in Murder 2, Bips has also lost the item number from the film.
Reportedly, the actress was supposed to do an item number for Murder 2, but she wanted only a particular choreographer to do it. This unreasonable demand enraged Mukesh Bhatt as the choreographer was asking a high price.
Mukesh Bhatt didn't hide his resentment, "I am deeply hurt. We launched Bipasha and now she imposes diktats on us. Sorry, but we decided not to work with her in Murder 2," reports Mumbai Mirror.
He went on to reveal, "A few months ago, Bipasha Basu had asked Vishesh Films that they should work together again. When we offered her the lead role in Murder 2, she said that she didn't want to do the film because it did not centre around woman. When she was approached for the item number, her attitude defied logic," reports the tabloid.
"Bipasha sent a message saying that she wanted Bosco-Caesar to choreograph the item number, as she was very comfortable working with them. We did not consider hiring them at all. But for Bipasha's sake, we spoke to them. Bosco-Caesar demanded an astronomical amount. Normally, they're paid Rs 4 lakh per song. They wanted Rs 7 lakh from us. They asked us to pay the tea boy Rs 1000 per day. How could we continue with Bipasha any further? That's why we decided to drop her," he added.Even after getting Bhatt's message, Bipasha took her own time to ponder over the issue.
Bhatt told the tabloid, "We were expecting her to call, but she didn't even revert. My wife suggested we cast Yana Gupta. When I finally did get a call from Bipasha's staff, it was too late. To tell you the truth, she was ready to work without Bosco-Caesar then".
Fed up of Bipasha's antics, the Bhatts dumped her and roped in the sultry Babuji hitmaker Yana Gupta for the item number.