The immediate professional impact of Feroz Khan’s death was on Ajay Devgan’s production of Rohit Shetty’s comedy All The Best. A long schedule was supposed to start in Goa with Sanjay Dutt, Bipasha Basu, Fardeen Khan and Ajay Devgan. However, after Feroz Khan passed away, Ajay immediately postponed the schedule.
Says a source close to the project, “It would be deeply inhuman to expect Fardeen to fulfill his professional duties, especially when it meant trying to act funny in front of the camera for a comedy at a time like this. Fardeen is yet to recover fully. But he will be joining the unit in Goa this week.
” For Sanjay Dutt who has been out of acting for three months and was looking forward to getting back before the camera, this postponement meant some more waiting before returning to his favourite activity. But Bipasha Basu proceeded to Goa anyway for an impromptu holiday to wait for Shetty’s unit. Her entire family of parents, sister, brother-in-law and nephew and niece were with her. Bipasha has now become a master at making optimum use of postponed schedules.
When Rahul Dholakia’s Kashmir saga Lamhaa got postponed by a month, Bipasha quickly signed on to learn driving and swimming. “And now I’m putting my swimmimg skills to use in Goa as I wait for my film to start,” says Bipasha from Goa. The delay in the Goa schedule, incidentally, would cost Dutt dearly in terms of time. After a month of shooting for Ajay Devgan and director Rohit Shetty in Goa, he heads for South Africa to shoot with Anil Kapoor for another comedy No Problem directed by Anees Bazmee. Yes, Sanjay Dutt is back to doing what he does the best.