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Bipasha's ticket to Hollywood

If everything goes well in the next few months, Bollywood star Bipasha Basu will soon step into a major Hollywood film.

entertainment Updated: Jul 13, 2007 11:49 IST

If everything goes well in the next few months, Bollywood star Bipasha Basu will soon step into a major Hollywood film.

Bipasha was approached with the proposal by California based international manager Simone Sheffield (who put Aishwarya Rai on the Hollywood map) with three scripts when they met in Lisbon recently during the New Seven Wonders of The World event.

"I was the talent executive for the New Seven Wonders of The World and Ambika (Ambika Pillai, the make-up and hair expert) suggested Bipasha's name for it. When I asked her whether she can pull it off and Ambika said one hundred per cent Bipasha can!" says Simone speaking exclusively to HT from California.

"Then I spoke to her on the phone and she readily agreed. Bipasha did a fantastic job there and the world loved it. She looked absolutely stunning in her Rocky S creation."

According to Simone, she officially approached Bipasha with three scripts in Lisbon. "I read her one script there itself and I will be reading her the other during this weekend. She is articulate, charming and full of potential and fits in perfectly," says Simone.

"She gave me her favourite names of stars in Hollywood like Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, Mathew McConaughey and even Susan Sarandon. I will work out things here keeping this in mind."

<b1>How soon Bipasha will step into Hollywood will depend on her availability. Simone says one of the films will have a "major Hollywood male star" in the lead and a major studio doing the production.

"As far as I am concerned, Bipasha can come here tomorrow! But she has commitments in Bollywood that may take about six months to complete. Once that done, I'm ready to take on her venture in Hollywood completely. In the meantime, congratulations on Taj Mahal being elected as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World!" says Simone who manages celebrities from around the world including Aishwarya Rai and Isha Koppikar.