I am timid in real life, says Bipasha Basu in Indore

  • Husain Malvi, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Jan 08, 2015 19:34 IST

Bollywood actor Bipasha Basu, who has pulled off several roles in horror movies with ease, is actually 'darpok' (timid) in real life. This is what she confessed while talking to HT during her visit to Indore on Thursday for the promotion of her upcoming film ‘Alone’.

“It’s very ironical. I thought I will get less 'phattu' but nothing has changed. I haven’t been able to get over my fear even after doing so many horror films,” said Bipasha while maintaining that only people above 18 should watch her film. “I am enjoying the genre and as these (horror) films are doing well, I am more than happy to be a part of them.”

Just as getting the perfect comic timing is a difficult task for an actor or comedian, scaring someone is tough for me. "Fear is a very difficult emotion and if you don’t convincingly get scared on screen, the audience won’t be able to feel the same way."

Talking about the movie, Bipasha said it is a horror film about a passionate love story. “It’s a love triangle between two conjoined twins. As the movie progresses, one of the girl dies,” she said.

She also said she is keen on doing an action film if any interesting comes her way. “I would love to do action. We become a part of such a film but usually men get a chance to do stunts. I wish to do the same onscreen,” said the 'Race' actor.

Sharing some fitness 'fundas' with HT, Bips said she works out at least for an hour every day.

Karan Singh Grover, who is making his debut in Bollywood with 'Alone', also accompanied Bipasha. Elucidating what made him take up this film he said, “When I quit my television show to take a small break, I got a call for this movie. I was smart enough to say yes and the way the film has come out is really amazing.”

“I am happy that mediums like theatre, television and films are merging. There are actors who we have looked up to and they are doing television series and people from television are doing films. It’s good that audience have become open-minded and appreciate various genres and stories,” he said.

On working with Bipasha, Karan said, “I was always motivated by her. When you get to work with someone like her, you become nervous. However, she supported me throughout the film which helped me as a newcomer,” said Karan. The film is set to release on January 16.

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