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Why Bipasha Basu may not have boyfriends

Roshmila Bhattacharya, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, August 27, 2012
First Published: 19:03 IST(27/8/2012) | Last Updated: 18:49 IST(30/8/2012)
When Vikram Bhatt signed Bipasha Basu for Raaz 3D he advised her to find herself a boyfriend before the film wraps up. “Because once it releases, men are going to be too scared to date you,” he predicted.

Recalling the prophecy, the actor says,” I have no idea if I’ve managed to get myself a steady (boyfriend) yet, but one thing’s for sure, even I’m frightened of Shanaya (her character) and her manic laughter.”

Bipasha admits that Raaz 3D is the scariest film she’s done and once it was over she had planned to pick up a project that was light and entertaining. But she surprised everyone by giving the nod to another supernatural thriller, Aatma.

“It belongs to the same genre, but Aatma is different from Raaz 3D and will give me a chance to face my darkest fears. Hopefully, by the end of Aatma, I will be a little less of a darpok (scaredy-cat).”

Contrary to speculations, she’s not playing a ghost in Raaz 3D or Aatma. “But who knows, maybe in the next film I will be back from the dead,” she says with a laugh, adding, “For the moment, I’m hoping that Raaz 3D will celebrate a golden jubilee like my second film, Raaz (2002).”

The actor adds, “That would compensate for the fact that I had to dig deep into my conscience to play this dark character who is expected to drive the men away.”
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