Bollywood bombshell Bipasha Basu may be playing the deglamourised role of a housewife in her first Bengali movie but the actress says she is happy with the 'sexy' tag as a girl-next-door look never interested her.
"I love being sexy and I would be happy if people call me sexy even when I turn 100. I would love to be called a sexy grandmother. The tag has never bothered me," Bipasha, who has been named one of the sexiest celebrities of Asia, told PTI in an interview.
"If a woman says she does not want to be called attractive then she is foolish. I like being exclusive, the girl-next-door image has never interested me. It is too boring," the actress, who started her Bollywood career with bold characters in "Jism" and "Raaz", says.
She, however, believes "sexiness" is not only related to having a good body.
"Sexiness is not only about having a great body. It is about how you carry yourself, your confidence, your self respect, these help you look attractive. I am sexy with a mind. It is a complete package."
The Bengali beauty is portraying the character of Radhika in Rituparno Ghosh's movie "Shob Charitro Kalponik", which deals with love and loss through the story of a woman, who goes on a path of self discovery after the death of her poet-husband.
Bipasha believes as an actor in Bollywood one has to work within set parameters.
"You try to do your best in the set parameters. The limitations are too many because as an actor it is tough to go without the support of audiences," she says.
The actress, who is a fitness freak in real life, is playing the character of a gym-instructor in Ajay Devgan starrer "All the Best".
"I am a gym-instructor and the wife of Ajay's character in the movie. It is an out-and-out comedy. I laughed my heart out while shooting," she says about the Rohit Shetty-directed movie, which also stars Sanjay Dutt, Fardeen Khan and Mugdha Godse among others.
Bipasha will also be seen in Priyadarshan's yet-to-be-titled movie but she says it is not a comedy but a issue-based story.