The Raaz 3 star has reportedly been personally endorsed by Salman for Sohail Khan's Mumbai celebrity cricket team, after the two appeared to renew their friendship following Basu's break-up with John Abraham.
A source told Mid Day: "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."
Of the appointment, the source continued: "It is all the more surprising as Bipasha has been picked ahead of Salman's favourite women Kangana Ranaut, Sonakshi Sinha and Zarine Khan."
The 33-year-old actress is said to have won over Salman and was recently spotted having dinner with the Ek Tha Tiger star. Basu is also to make an appearance on Khan's reality show Big Boss.
"The olive branch extended by Bipasha has not gone unnoticed by Salman," added the source.
The actress recently spoke about managing to forge a successful career in Bollywood despite never having worked with any of the three Khans.
The Mumbai celebrity cricket team includes team captain Sunil Shetty, Salman Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani, Harman Baweja, Irrfan Khan and Zayed Khan.