Recently, Bipasha Basu has been taking on films that show her in de-glamorized roles, and bring to light important social messages. For example, her last film, Lamhaa, dealt with the conflict in Kashmir.
Bipasha continues her own trend with her newest film, Aakrosh. She seems to be very excited about the upcoming film, and has been tweeting about the story of the film; “#Aakrosh is a thriller which shows how the evil practice of honour killings still exist. It is a hard hitting issue based film!”
Bipasha takes on the role of an abused housewife. The actress describes her character to the media as being “trapped in an unhappy, abusive marriage and the sadness is reflected in her persona.” She says of her role, “It was a dismal role to play but an eye-opener too.”
Since Bipasha’s debut in 2001 with her film Ajnabee, she has been associated with a glamorous image. Now that the sexy actress is stepping away from this image and taking up meaningful roles, perhaps she will be appreciated more for her acting skills rather than her body and beauty.
Ajay Devgan and Akshay Khanna star alongside Bipasha Basu in Aakrosh. It is directed by Priyadarshan and releases on the 8th of October.