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Inspired again?

Looks like filmmaker Vikram Bhatt’s Hollywood inspirations are no more limited to his storylines. The look of his lead actor in Raaz 3, Bipasha Basu, seems to be inspired by actor Natalie Portman’s look in the 2010 Oscar-winning psychological thriller, Black Swan.

bollywood Updated: Sep 01, 2012 01:02 IST
Debasmita Ghosh
Vikram Bhatt

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Looks like filmmaker Vikram Bhatt’s Hollywood inspirations are no more limited to his storylines. The look of his lead actor in Raaz 3, Bipasha Basu, seems to be inspired by actor Natalie Portman’s look in the 2010 Oscar-winning psychological thriller, Black Swan.

In the recently-released posters of Bhatt’s flick, Bipasha is seen looking down with aggressive blood shot eyes ala Portman’s character Nina Sayers in the Hollywood film, where she plays the role of a troubled ballet dancer. Both the promos have the same blood shot eyes, sharp jawlines, long kohl lines, flared up arms, an aggressive look and similar poses both in dark backgrounds.

However, the film’s director Vikram Bhatt denies being inspired. “I have not seen Black Swan, I don’t even know how Natalie Portman looked in the film,” he says, adding, “This is not Bipasha’s look in the film, the posters have been designed to give people an idea of the film in a single frame.” Meanwhile, during a recent promotional tour of the film in Ahmedabad, the crowd went out of control and a fan tried pulling at Bipasha’s skirt. While escaping the frenzy, the actor hurt her right hand.