The first trailer of Bipasha Basu's next supernatural thriller Aatma has been officially released.
The trailer was launched in Mumbai on Monday evening.
Directed and written by Suparn Verma, Aatma is a haunting journey of a single mother Maya Verma (Bipasha Basu) who starts her life afresh with her six year old daughter Nia. As Maya starts to pick up the pieces of her life, strange things starts happening around her. Maya's six year old daughter Nia starts to speak to her dead father but Maya initially feels that she has created an imaginary father to fill the gap in her life.
However, Maya's life slowly starts to fall apart and the reality gets darker when she realizes that her husband (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is back to take that one thing he loved-his daughter. As the horrific journey unravels the battle to save her only daughter gets tougher and challenging.
The movie is slated to release on March 22, 2013.
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First look: Bipasha Basu, Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Aatma
Bipasha Basu and Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Aatma's first look is out! The two look fairly good in the poster. This is the first time the actors are paired together onscreen. Nawazuddin Siddique is certainly the man of the moment. After impressive performances in films like Paan Singh Tomar and Kahaani, the actor is currently basking in the glory coming his way for his performance in Gangs of Wasseypur.
While Gangs of Wasseypur- 2 is yet to release and has Nawaz an even bigger role, the actor is leaving no stone unturned to establish his foothold in Bollywood. The latest is that Nawaz has been signed to play the main lead opposite Bipasha Basu in the supernatural drama Aatma to be directed by Suparn Verma. The film is being produced by Kumar Mangat and Abhishek Pathak. COMPLETE COVERAGE
Acting is a brutal profession: Bipasha Basu
After spending more than a decade in the industry, Bipasha Basu feels that an actor's life is not easy. Bipasha, 34, who started her career with a negative character in 2001 hit 'Ajnabee', says she now wants to do challenging roles.
"It is true that hunger and fierceness to do some good work is little more than before in my life. Whatever I am going to do would be an honest reflection of my true self; my performance won't be corrupt.
"Acting is a brutal profession but I would maintain my own dignity and pride. An actor's life is never easy. It is always a Friday that decides how she is going to do in months to come," Bipasha told . BIPASHA SPEAKS
Aatma's protagonist named after Bipasha Basu's niece
The makers of Bipasha Basu's forthcoming supernatural film Aatma may be keeping the identity of its central character — a six-year-old-girl — under wraps but the leading lady has already chosen a name for the child's on-screen character. Since the young girl reminds Bipasha of her own niece, she fondly calls her by her kin’s name.
With the excellent chemistry that the two of them have established, the makers have even retained the name, Nia, as the name of her character on screen. “Bipasha plays the child’s mother in the film. She grew so emotionally attached to the kid that she started calling her Nia on the sets. So we kept the same name for her character in the film as well,” says director Suparn Verma. FULL STORY
Nawazuddin Siddiqui to star opposite Bipasha
Nawazuddin Siddiqui has come a long way. Having started in 1999 with Sarfarosh, he's found a niche for himself only in the last couple of years or so. And now, after delivering critically acclaimed performances in Peepli Live (2010), Kahaani and Gangs of Wasseypur, he's finally set for the coveted top job - that of a solo lead actor.
In an upcoming horror film called Aatma, Nawaz is set to star opposite Bipasha Basu. Apparently, the filmmakers found him to be the best fit for the character in what's being touted as a big-budget movie. Confirming the news, producer Kumar Mangat says, "Nawazuddin did an amazing job in Kahaani. Even in Gangs of Wasseypur 2, he is playing an important character. That's when we decided to sign him for this film." READ ON
(With additional inputs)