She broke up with John Abraham in early 2011. And ever since then, Bipasha Basu has been constantly linked with several men. But the latest twist — as per certain reports — is that "close friends" Bipasha and her Dum Maaro Dum (2011) co-star Rana Daggubati are not even on talking terms anymore.
"Rana and I keep in touch over the phone, between Hyderabad and Mumbai, almost every day. So I don’t know where these things (talks) come from. Honestly, he is a very good friend of mine," says Bipasha, who has also been linked with actor Shahid Kapoor in the recent past.
"Such stories are simply bizarre. First, they patch us up, and follow up by reporting a break-up. Then, if we are spotted in public, we’re tagged as friends. And strangely then, a few days later, we are no longer friends! It’s fine with me, but you shouldn’t read too much into everything," she insists.
It has been reported that since Rana has now found his feet in Bollywood, and Bips is busy with her work, they don’t need each other as much as they did earlier. "Well, Rana was a friend during Dum Maaro Dum and he continues to be so. Whenever he is in Mumbai, we catch up with one another. And we also stay in touch when we are in different cities. And that’s about it. There’s nothing more to it," says Bips.
Last year in December, there were reports that Bipasha was miffed when Rana was spotted cosying up with his rumoured girlfriend Trisha at the Sunburn Festival in Goa. It was also reported that Bips, who was supposed to attend the beach music fest, backed out at the last minute.
"Right now, I don’t have time for anyone else, but myself. And this is a good thing, because it’s keeping me really happy. But if something happens on that front (a new relationship), I would tell everyone," insists Bips, who is busy shooting for Raaz 3 right now as well putting together a new set of her fitness DVDs. She says, "After wrapping up Raaz 3, I will start shooting for both the DVDs. They should be out later this year."