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No more ajnabi

Vivacious and graceful, Bipasha Basu leaves an indelible impression on those who meet her


JUST SAYING that she is ravishing does not sum up the vast canvas of her personality.

Vibrant and forever smiling, she speaks flawless Hindi and English.

Not flustered by uncomfortable questions, she leaves an indelible impression with her answers. She is Bipasha Basu.

Declaring that her latest film Rakht has more content than The Village, she says, "I don't understand why a film like The Village is being hyped so much. Is it not because it happens to be a foreign film that all are blindly going for it? Content-wise, Rakht is far advanced. If you are ready to accept that there is a sixth sense in a human being, then why not the same thing in a film?"

"Just because The Village is technically stronger, it does not make them (Hollywood) superior to us," she states.

For the first time, Basu plays a widow and a mother, and her role of a girl named Drishti, who gets visions and can see the future through tarot cards "was very difficult".

"Why do you always ask us why we wear revealing outfits? Why don't you ask the audience which seem to enjoy it?" she asks.

"These films run not just in in B and C sectors but also in A sectors. It is just that people have become a little more accepting with such films."

And for Basu, making people accept her as an actor with substance was not easy.

"I came to Mumbai without a godfather. And, Bollywood rejected me saying, "Ye to unconventional hai, nahin chalegi" but the media accepted me, so the audience followed."

"Earlier, my public relations was not all that good. These days I am more careful. During my Ajnabi days I had no clue as to what to do. A director would ask me to deliver a dialogue and I would blindly comply. Now, I know the industry from close quarters and am at ease with it."

RANA SIDDIQUI

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