Found it silly when individuals labelled me skinny, fats, dusky: Bipasha Basu


Mumbai, August 13

Actor Bipasha Basu says she navigated her manner within the trade via feedback on her pores and skin tone to tags like “too skinny”and “too fat”.

Starting out as a supermodel, Bipasha made her movie debut in 2001 with “Ajnabee” and gained approval for horror movie “Raaz” the next 12 months. 

Between mid 2000s until the tip of that decade, the actor’s recognition soared with movies like “Jism”, “Dhoom 2”, “Race” and “Bachna Ae Haseeno”. The successes, nonetheless, got here with a number of tags. 

In an interview with PTI, Bipasha mentioned she bought “a lot of things” advised her all through her profession, however she by no means paid heed.

“I used to be advised that ‘actresses cannot be attractive’, that they can not be dusky, fashions cannot act. At first, I used to be advised ‘you possibly can’t be so skinny.’ Then after I placed on weight, it was ‘you possibly can’t be so fats.’ 

“I went through all of that. It was quite entertaining for me. It wasn’t frustrating but I thought the tags were stupid. I looked at that as stupidity. I laughed at these things,” the 41-year-old actor mentioned. 

Bipasha mentioned the dusky tag which got here her manner was extraordinarily “ridiculous” after which it gave solution to rumours that she had undergone pores and skin lightening therapy.

“We are a rustic filled with brown individuals, so I believed it was ridiculous to name me that. Then immediately dusky turned attractive, and I used to be made an exception, regardless of everybody in our nation being the identical color. But I caught to my rules. 

“I didn’t endorse any skin whitening products. But I have heard people talking about me that I’ve done skin lightening. So negativity exists, no matter what you do. I’ve learnt to my life on my own terms, that’s how I am,” she mentioned. 

Bipasha is ready to return to display screen 5 years after her movie “Alone”, together with her newest thriller, “Dangerous”, co-starring actor-husband Karan Singh Grover. The duo bought married in 2016. 

The actor mentioned being away from the display screen did not hassle her as she was having fun with the brand new part of her life, the place appearing wasn’t her high precedence. 

“I’m not so obsessive (to see myself on display screen). I give plenty of significance to my work, however I do not suppose it defines the particular person I’m to me. I’m not an obsessive particular person, I do not want fixed deal with me. 

“To get constant adulation, be on set, polls, surveys. It’s exhausting, getting a tick everytime- from fashion polls, audiences, how many will you please? This wasn’t a break for me. It was a part of my life which I enjoyed a lot.”  Bipasha mentioned she now desires to deal with appearing and is already scouting scripts together with her workforce.

“I feel like I should act. It has come to me naturally, not that lockdown triggered something. I am pretty much keen to start working by November-December, by the time we figure out a project, however long it takes.”

Written by Vikram Bhatt and directed by Bhushan Patel, “Dangerous” was shot as a movie however would now be releasing as an episodic sequence on MX Player on August 14. PTI



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