For the past few weeks, Bipasha Basu’s personal life has been grabbing headlines. Daily stories of her break-up with long-time beau John Abraham flood the news, but the actor insists, "I have nothing to say. Enough has already been spoken about it. Right now, I am enjoying life."
Keeping her distracted are multiple movie projects, including her first Hollywood flick, Roland Joffe’s Singularity, which the actor just finished working on.
"Yes, I have wrapped up work on Singularity," says Bipasha with a smile. "And now, the film is in Roland’s hands. I think he is busy with the post-production. Honestly, I’m proud to have done the movie at a time when global filmmakers are finding India exciting."
The actor plays Tulaja Naik, a Maratha warrior, in the film that’s set against the backdrop of the first Anglo-Maratha war in 18th century colonial India. The story revolves around the romance between Tulaja and British soldier James Stewart, played by Josh Hartnett (Pearl Harbor, 2001, Sin City, 2005).
"As an actor, it was a very challenging film," she says. "Working with Roland has been a novel experience." And although Singularity is over, "life continues to be hectic" for Bipasha, who says with a smile, "But I am not complaining. That’s the way I love it."
Headed to Cannes
Singularity, directed by Joffe — best known for The Killing Fields (1984) and City of Joy (1992) — has been majorly shot in the Orchha district of Madhya Pradesh, and Australia. Bipasha also informs that the film, also featuring Abhay Deol, will be
showcased at the Cannes Film Festival next year.
Now, Bipasha is looking forward to Abbas-Mustan’s multi-starrer Players, the Hindi remake of the Hollywood hit, The Italian Job (2003). "I am looking forward to it. It’s a fantastically packaged film," she says, adding that she still has two songs to shoot.
No Love Lost!
John Abraham recently opened up about the end of his relationship on Simi Garewal’s talk show, talking about how he was “probably the reason their relationship didn’t work”. To which, Bipasha said, “Making me sound tragic when I am in a happy place is not okay with me... my relationship with John Abraham is over for good.”