Bipasha Basu‘s career is currently witnessing an extreme high even if she may not be getting Bollywood’s most prestigious roles. In multi-starrers like Race and Bachna Ae Haseeno she has walked away with accolades and has carved her own niche in the industry. Today, she admits that Bollywood is extremely male-dominated and adds that no actress can ever imagine having a dream run like Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan who are all above the age of 40.
But she says, “The only actress in Bollywood who has been able to beat this system is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. You can call it her luck or just being at the right place at the right time, but the fact is that she has achieved this feat. In fact her fame goes beyond Bollywood as she is the only one who is recognised in Hollywood. This is something, which can’t be said for even SRK or Big B.” What a statement!
Why is it that we never see Bipasha bagging any title roles like Kareena’s in Jab We Met or Aishwarya’s in Jodhaa Akbar? “I don’t think much while selecting a role. I do whatever makes me happy. But, fortunately for me my films are a nice mix of different characters. For every masala film I also have a Corporate, an Apaharan and the extremely arty Pankh to boast of,” she explains. She also adds, “I am happy with the roles that I have done.” Although she may not receive the same kind of praise as Rani Mukerji, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan or Kareena Kapoor, Bipasha brings her own style to any role she does. Most importantly, she seems very content with her career which is more than we can say for many actresses.