you grow older you really look for your roots. At 17, I
felt great travelling alone and making my way around the
world. But then family begins to catch up. I've been
away from them for too long. I need my family close to
me, specially since I don't allow too many people to
come into my inner circle."
"Dhoom 2", she said: "I saw the first 'Dhoom'
four times in 15 days not because John was in it. I
haven't seen any of John's other films so many times. 'Dhoom'
is 'today'. It's a youthful brand title. I want to see 'Dhoom
2' also four times in 15 days. About Aishwarya Rai, her
co-star in "Dhoom 2", she said: "The
general impression is that she's aloof. But in truth
she's very warm and accessible, always hanging out in a
group with us. There was never
any hassle. She was fun.
get along with everyone on the sets. I don't carry those
working relationships home. But I can't work under
stress on the sets."
"Corporate", Bipasha feels good about being in
a film with an ensemble cast. "The location
supports the cast and film. There's a song Uday and me
shot in Brazil. It's the most amazing song I've shot. I
had tourists from Iran, Japan and other places taking my
pictures. I've to confess I felt good. I loved the
is pragmatic about John's absence from "Dhoom
2". "The first 'Dhoom' did enough for John. I
wasn't in it, though that was also offered to me. Now
it's my turn."
been a mixed bag for Bipasha Basu this year, and the
actor is delighted with the range of roles she's played
so far. Moving from strength to strength on the
commercial front, the actor is gaining ground where
off-beat cinema is concerned too. After ‘Corporate',
she followed it up with ‘Omkara'. She has
signed Rituparno Ghosh's film based on the ‘Mahabharata'
and is playing the much-coveted role of Draupadi. When
we asked her whether she was a wee bit nervous playing
the mythological character, Bipasha replied, “If I was
nervous, I would never have gave it a nod. In today's
times, I think I can just about do anything. I am an
actor and I have no reservations about my roles. The
good thing is that I am free of all mental blocks and
that's why I can try anything on screen. Even I can do
nude scene if script demands. And as far as the role of
Draupadi is concerned, it's a fantastic character to
play. She is one of the strongest figures in Indian
Basu has found herself a new source of excitement — a
website of her own with regular updates on her life.
Bipasha, who is as excited as she was when she signed
her first film, says “It will be maintained entirely
by me. It will have regular, almost daily updates of my
life, my ideas, thoughts, observations, etc., things
that I want to share with my audience…. Sometimes I
feel my words and thoughts don’t reach my fans the way
they are meant to. The need to express myself directly
was there within me.