Bipasha Basu has been in Bollywood for over a decade now, yet she admits she still wants to be at thetop of the game. While there may be a new crop of female actors making it big now, Bipasha says she’s comfortable with what is being offered to her.
The actor talks about being typecast in the industry, her choices and more.
You could have been at the peak by now considering how long you've been in the industry. But, somehow that’s not the case. Why?
Actually, it is very difficult to last in this business. I have been working here for 14 years, and being able to choose to do things you like is a big deal in itself. There’s no actor is this world who chooses a film, and does not want to make a mark with it. So, every film I have done I thought would work, except for Humshakals. I give my 100 per cent every time. Yes, I do want to hit big. When it is supposed to happen, it will happen. I don’t put any pressure on myself.
There are so many new actresses in the industry today, do you think choosing a particular genre is a safe decision?
I never really wanted to be part of a herd, and I have always followed my own path. Also, I don’t think it a conscious decision, but maybe I have thought about it sub-consciously. I just think this is the best offer I received.
Do you think you have been typecast?
The biggest stars of this industry have beentypecast. Every single actor, except Aamir Khan, keeps doing the samekind of films for years. They repeat genres for which they have been accepted. There are actors who only do multi-starrers; few keep doing action films. I am doing a genre (horror) which has not been exploited, and it has more scope than the other exhausted genres.
You have done bold roles in the past, and have explored the horror genre too. Your next is a mix of both. So what interested you about it?
There are only 10 genres. So we have to make different stories in each of them. In horror, too, we have to create differentstories. In this film, I get to play the living as well as the dead — a double role of sorts — so that interested me.