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It is my duty to look beautiful: Bipasha

As known for her bold and bindaas image in movies like ‘Jism’ and ‘Aitbaar’, Bollywood hottie Bipasha Basu has even lapped up critical acclaim for films like ‘Apharan’, ‘Corporate’, ‘Lamha’. This Bengali beauty has treaded on her Bollywood journey without any Godfather and carved a niche for herself. A look at Bipasha’s myriad colours…

Well, there has been lots of speculation about Bipasha Basu's 10 year long relationship with her boyfriend John Abraham and the news about her SMS of happy being SINGLE were adding fuel to these stories.

Bipasha, the sexy bomb shell, was linked with her Dum Maro Dum co-star Rana Daggubati and then linked with her Hollywood debut movie ‘Singularity’ co-star Josh Harnett.

Despite such link-up rumours constantly doing the rounds, the bong beauty has always been very open to media about her relationships.

Giving a damn to rumours 

During the shooting of ‘Dum Maro Dum’ the link-up news of Bipasha and Rana Dagubatti attracted spotlight. Most probably, the link-up was cooked up by some public relation officer of the film to stir controversy and thus gain publicity for the film.

But when Bips was asked about Rana, she replied, “I always try to increase my comfort level with new co- stars. It helps them to shed off their hesitation.”

Bips did the same with Ranbir in ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’, with Neil in ‘Aa Dekhen Zara’ and with Rana during the shooting of ‘Dum Maaro Dum’.

She clearly said, “Someone had spread rumours by manipulating my and Rana’s photographs. Now it’s up to the people what they are going to believe.”

A reliable source from the unit of ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ said that when Bips and Ranbir went to Kolkata she took special care of him and tried to make him familiar with the Bengali culture.

Bipasha and professionalism

Bipasha has always been very sweet and simple with her co-stars, family members and friends. Though she takes some time to give a nod to any endorsement assignments, once Bips says ‘yes’ she never throws tantrums thereafter. 

Her straightforwardness has been praised by her directors also. While praising Bipasha a famous filmmaker said, “She is a director’s actor. Normally actors take time to come on to the floor to give a shot but she never does that.” He also added that Bips does not like to entertain anyone in her set.

Achieved success at an early age

At the age of 17 she was already famous as a supermodel. She had to travel a lot for her modeling assignments. Bips said in an interview, “When girls of my age were busy writing love letters or hiding their boyfriends’ pictures in books, I was busy travelling across the world. As I stared earning at an early age I became practical and matured.”

When Bipasha’s modeling career was at its peak and she was doing well as a supermodel abroad she decided to come back to India to try her hand in acting.

Her affairs

At the initial stage of her career she was going around with Dino Morea who was also a model then. As soon as she got busy with her acting assignments Bipasha ended her relationship with Dino.

Vinod Khanna wanted to cast her opposite his son Akhshay Khanna in ‘Himalayaputra’. But somehow things did not fall in place. Then Jaya Bachchan named her to cast opposite Abhishek Bachan in JP Dutta’s ‘Akhri Mughal’ but due to some internal problems the project got cancelled.

Surprisingly few years later JP Dutta launched Kareena Kapoor opposite Abhishek Bachchan in ‘Refugee’.

When Abbas Mustan offered her ‘Talash’ she grabbed it at once. Then she got a chance to star in the film ‘Ajnabee’. In multi-starrer ‘Ajnabee’ she was casted opposite Akhshay Kumar.

The film was a hit. ‘Ajnabee’ gave her chance to act with Bobby Deol and gorgeous Kareena Kapoor. During the shooting Kareena used to humiliate Bipasha .It was also reported that Kareena used to call her ‘Black Cat’ for her dusky complexion. But she ignored all the humiliations.

Full of confidence

She has an amazing self control and a dignified personality. In ‘Jism’ she portrayed a role of a sensuous and erotic woman named Sonia Khanna. She gave flesh and blood to the character. ‘Jism’ gave her identity.

She is a blend of Parveen Baby and Zeenat Aman. Bipasha is a lady with sensuality and personality.

Magic of her charm

Though Bips is not a good dancer she fantastically portrayed the role of a dancer in Vishal Bharadwaj’s ‘Omkara’. She knows how to use her body and beauty to set the screen on fire.
Bipasha admitted, “I am not a trained dancer but I just try to follow my choreographer. I do not believe that one has to do unnecessary skin show to look sexy.”

If we go through Bips career graph it cannot be termed as successful. Her sexy image and personality restrict her from fitting into the clichéd role meant for stereotyped ‘Bollywood’ heroines. She took some miserable decision at crucial point of her career and for which she had to pay for.

Wisdom and maturity

With the passage of time she became mature and stared taking wise decisions. She also shed off her sexy image by choosing serious roles. In Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Corporate’ she portrayed the role of a business tycoon flawlessly. It  is the milestone of her career. Apart from this film, in ‘Lamha’ and ‘Akrosh’ also she portrayed deglamourised characters.

She said in an interview, “I feel that my fans do not like to see me in weak characters so I have decided to portray the character of a strong woman even if they are not glamourous.”

In support of this statement she said that in her Hollywood movie ‘Singularity’ she will be portraying such a strong role.

With John Abraham

She met John on the sets of ‘Jism’ for the first time and they became good friends. But cupid stuck and their friendship turned into love. They are the first couple in ‘Bollywood’ to declare their love publically. She never tried to hide their relationship from media.

She loves to look beautiful

Bipasha looks stunning always. She believes it as her responsibility to look good because her fans love to see her in good attire and makeup. She said, “We are in glamour industry so it is our duty to look glamorous and beautiful.”

Film director Mahesh Bhatt said, “Bipasha knows that portraying a character efficiently is more important than looking good on screen.”

Courtesy: Sakhi

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