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I want to travel that dark road: Bipasha Basu - interview

Post by -*Fenil*- on 2014-10-15, 15:00

Bipasha Basu, who has done a string of horror
and supernatural movies, says this is the only
genre that allows an actress to drive the plot
towards box office success.
"I want to travel that dark road," she said when
asked about her choice of cinema.
"...I've just done five supernatural films. This is a
genre where the woman actor can drive the plot
towards box office success. Every other genre of
cinema in our country is the men's forte. I think
my presence in the genre adds something to it.
"I've never bothered with my image. But I don't
want to ever again stand behind the leading men
looking lost and miserable," said Bipasha.
The actress, who did films like " Aatma ", " Raaz 2-
The Mystery begins ", will next be seen in
" Creature 3D ", which is directed by Vikram Bhatt.
Excerpts:
Q: Are you looking at " Creature 3D " as your third
big blockbuster with Vikram Bhatt?
A: It should become a blockbuster, because it's
the first creature film in India. Whatever we may
say we have very little variety in our mainstream
cinema. "Creature" cracks a new genre. People
are looking at it as a horror film, but the rush of
thrill in a creature film is very different from a
typical horror film. Creature has got the feel of
"Anaconda", "Jurassic Park" and "Godzilla". It's a
task, because we are introducing Indian masses
to a new genre of horror.
Q: You are also doing a film called "Alone"? Why
so many horror and supernatural films?
A: Why not? Why don't you ask other actors why
they do slapstick or action or romantic-comedies
repeatedly? In "Alone", I am doing a passionate
love story for the first time since " Jism". I play
conjoined twins and the two girls are completely
opposite from one another and yet the sisters love
one another so much.
Q: So one more supernatural film?
A: I want to travel that dark road. Earlier this
question would stump me. But now I know what I
am doing. And I've just done five supernatural
films. This is a genre where the woman actor can
drive the plot towards box office success. Every
other genre of cinema in our country is the men's
forte. I think my presence in the genre adds
something to it.
Q: In " Creature 3D " you remind me of Raquel
Welch?
A: That's most flattering. Recently I did a
magazine shoot where I was dressed up like
Audrey Hepburn. I remember when I had just
come into cinema I was compared with Sophia
Loren.All these comparisons to these timeless
beauties is most flattering. But I don't aspire to
be inspired by other greats. I want to be
inspirational in my own right.
Q: You haven't been signing too many films
lately?
A: I don't plan and strategise my releases.
"Creature" has been a very difficult film to make.
The film's post-production was very demanding.
This film took a good 10 months more to
complete than a normal film would. Other films
have a maximum of two-three scenes with
special effects. Our film has special effects from
the word go. So while the film was completed, I
was busy with other things. Life continues to
move at a crazy speed. So if you ask me what
I've been up to I'd say a lot.
Q: Your concluding remarks?
A: Questions about my career plans are always
very confusing. I never planned anything. The
supernatural films just happened. And they
opened new doors for me as an actress. When I
did " Aatma ", I actually felt like that little girl's
mother. Which other actress would have agreed
to play a vicious star on the decline that I did in
"Raaz 2"? Which actress would risk playing a
falling superstar? I've never bothered with my
image. But I don't want to ever again stand
behind the leading men looking lost and
miserable.

-*Fenil*-
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