Our conversation with Bipasha Basu eventually turns into a laugh riot. And it becomes clear that Bips doesn’t take herself seriously at least vis-a-vis the media. The Bong bombshell, who recently launched her second fitness video is looking forward to her upcoming horror film. Having been in the industry for more than a decade now, the actress talks about her share of love, life, linkups and breakups.
There is constant media speculation about your personal life. How do you deal with linkups?
As long as I’m linked to cute guys who are single, I’m totally fine with it. But I don’t want to be linked to attached guys. I won’t like that. You see, I’m a Bengali and there is a little bit of Durga in me and nobody wants to see her (laughs).
Does that mean you’re single now?
To be frank, I really don’t know. All I can say now is that I’m not a nun and am busy living the life of an 18-year-old girl (winks).
Do you take your sexy siren on-screen image seriously?
No, I don’t. I’m a goofy girl in real life. People think that I must be sultry but when they meet me, that myth is ruthlessly shattered. Speaking of films, even if I play a battered housewife, people will say she is a sexy housewife and I’ll be like, from which angle?
Do you identity with the character you’re playing in your upcoming horror film?
She’s a very ambitious person who wants to be successful and is not at all afraid of her inner desires. She’ll get what she wants. I wish I had that sort of drive in me but I don’t. I’m not a go-getter, so I mostly take it easy.
You practise black magic in your next film. Are you aware of others in Bollywood who do the same?
I don’t know anyone personally but who knows for sure? Our industry is very god-fearing, so the element of superstition is already there. Now if their God has failed them, they might seek a different course and who can stop them from trying?
What difference do you notice in Vikram Bhatt as a director back during Footpath and now?
A full head of grey hair! (Laughs) He used to have this salt-peppered Santa Claus kind of look then and now they are all white. I kept pulling his legs on the sets. We were two crazy people on the sets.