If the film's trailer is anything to go by, Bipasha Basu seems to have delivered a powerful performance in her Hollywood debut Singularity. Portraying the role of a Marathi warrior Tulaja Naik, Bipasha Basu has been paired opposite Josh Harnett in the movie.
Singularity is an epic romance time travel adventure film. Helmed by Roland Joffé, the film is a sweeping tale of an impossible love set against the backdrop of the first Anglo-Maratha war across two time periods and continents and centred around four characters — a British officer in 18th century colonial India, the Indian woman he falls deeply in love with, an American present-day marine biologist and his wife.
Bipasha Basu 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."
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."
The film will be showcased at the 65th annual Cannes International Film Festival in May 2012.
After a dangerous dive to save his wife Laura (Neve Campbell) trapped while exploring a colonial British merchant ship wreckage, Jay Fennel (Josh Hartnett), a rugged and attractive marine archeologist lies brain dead in a Boston hospital.
Fennel's dream-like coma takes us back in time to Pune, India in 1778. The British East India Company is invading the palaces and a young captain named James Stewart (Josh Hartnett), who bears a striking resemblance to Fennel, is about to embark on a dangerous mission. Along the way he encounters murder, deceit, betrayal and revenge. He falls deeply in love with a Marathi warrior named Tulaja Naik (Bipasha Basu), an impossible love which he must fight for.
Only the power of a ring can transcend time and save a life.
(With inputs from Wikipedia)