Bipasha Basu has been taking stock of her career lately and is proud of what she’s achieved so far. “It has been a learning process for me from Ajnabee till my latest release Bachna Ae Haseeno. I have learnt everything on the job slowly and steadily unlike the newcomers today who come prepared even with their first film.”
Bipasha won a Best Female Debut Award for Ajnabee and has also appeared in a raft of other credible films such as Raaz, the sexy Jism, Barsaat, No Entry, Corporate, Dhoom 2, Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, Race and had a simply stunning item number in Omkara.
She says she enjoyed playing her role in Bachna Ae Haseeno despite being in some pain whilst filming the dance number because of a cartilage tear in her right knee. “I had a fabulous time playing the character of the Shiamak Davar dancer Radhika in Bachna Ae Haseeno,” she says.
Despite glowing reviews for her role in Corporate, Bipasha has not really picked up as many meaty roles since then. She considers this may be a combination of not specifically belonging to one of the Bollywood ‘camps’ and the industry being male-orientated. As she puts it herself – “I think there are many reasons why I am not offered good films. Firstly, I don’t belong to any particular camp like some other actresses. Then, it’s a well known fact that I have a boyfriend who I do not hide in my closet. Also, all said and done, we should not forget the fact that it is a hero oriented film industry and I cannot ask for more than what I being offered.”
However, Bipasha does have a couple of good roles lined up, including Freeze with Neil Nitin Mukesh and Pankh.
There are no plans for Bipasha and John Abraham to tie the knot — they are enjoying life as they are. “What would you do in life if you are busy 24/7 with only your work and have no one to share your life?” she asks, “However, in case you want to know when I am planning to plunge into marriage with John, let me confess that as of now there are no marriage plans for us though we do not hide the fact that we are seeing each other and we are in love. What I like the best about John and myself is that neither of us carry the baggage of being stars. We are like-minded soul mates who do not like to hide behind sunglasses.”