New Delhi: ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ depicts the menace of drug in the country. Bipasha Basu is playing a hippie in the film which is scheduled to be released on April 22, 2011. The movie is a stylish thriller with a realistic backdrop of drug menace, says the Bengali beauty.

"Since the film deals with the menace of drugs, there is a lot of reality involved in it. But we have not treated 'Dum Maaro Dum' as a dark film. It is a very cool stylish thriller," Bipasha said.

Set in Goa, 'Dum Maaro Dum' is about the drug underbelly of the country and shows how three stories (Bipasha Basu-Rana Daggubati, Prateik Babbar and Abhishek Bachchan) get
intermingled with each other.

"At the end of the day, 'Dum Maaro Dum' couldn't be taken lightly either. The subject was pretty serious as the characters go through a lot of destruction and transformation. The issue is pretty dark," she added.

The actress, who was last seen with Abhishek Bachchan in 'Dhoom 2', plays Zoe, who despite being a fun-loving person battles her own secrets.

"Zoe depicts the fun element of Goa. In fact is the very crux of the city. She is someone who is a hippie, is fun loving, a romantic who believes in love and is also quite ambitious. Her life takes a turn for worse when something goes wrong that leads to an all around transformation."

"Everyone has a past. Zoe is no exception. There are two other stories from the past for Abhishek and Prateik. All of them come together to form the plot," she says.

Despite her gruelling schedule, Bipasha says she had fun while shooting the film in Goa.

"Nothing can stop me from chilling out if I really wish to. A film's genre doesn't make any difference. I had fun even during 'Aakrosh' even though I was getting all beaten up onscreen," she said.

 

(Agencies)