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I almost got dropped from Singularity: Bipasha Basu

PTI  New Delhi, December 30, 2011
First Published: 16:08 IST(30/12/2011) | Last Updated: 18:08 IST(30/12/2011)
Bipasha Basu, who is making her Hollywood debut with Singularity, says she almost got dropped from the project because of her hectic Bollywood schedule which left her with little time to prepare for the period drama.

"Bollywood actors work a lot. I remember I could not fit my dates for Singularity. Roland Joffe (director) wanted me to train for a month and I could get only a week. There was a time when Roland would have dropped me because I was not giving enough time for the preparations," Bipasha told PTI.

"Everyone was in Australia for a month and I was the only one who came in for a week. I came and shot Players in Goa and went back to Australia and by that time everyone had learnt how to ride a horse and I had not even started."

Bipasha, who is one of the main leads in the movie, plays a Maratha warrior Tulaja Naik in the period drama, set against the backdrop of first Anglo-Maratha war.

Singularity will also see the actress doing some of the most dare-devil stunts, which she says were very exhausting.

"It was very demanding physically. I had to ride a horse, do a battle scene fighting 50 men and climb the mountain and come back. I would say this film made me very brave. I did everything even though I was not prepared that much."

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The 32-year-old actress is currently promoting Players,an official remake of Hollywood heist drama The Italian Job and her third outing with Abbas-Mustan after Ajnabee and Race. The film releases on January 6.

Despite bagging the lead role in Singularity and starring in The Italian Job remake, Bipasha does not want to go out of her way to do Hollywood movies.
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