August 31, 2010 12:18:14 PM IST Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
Bipasha Basu may not conform to the typical art house cinema actress with her ultra glamorous image of a sex siren, but without an iota of doubt she has showcased her immense acting prowess in quite a few films. Her movies, especially during the earlier part of her career like AJNABEE, RAAZ, JISM etc are a pointer to the vast potential of the charismatic actress. But Bollywood has chosen to ignore this and Bipasha has become a slave to her own sex siren image. In fact even the audience has been unkind and whenever Bipasha has tried to break free of the image she has fallen flat.
Even director Madhur Bhandarkar, who has proved lucky for quite a few commercial actresses like Priyanka Chopra etc, could not weave his magic despite a brilliant act by Bips in his CORPORATE. Her last outing LAMHAA (that saw Bipasha shed her glam image) under the leadership of award winning director Rahul 'PARZANIA' Dholakia too went unnoticed and Bipasha's attempt at proving her acting credentials in a different role failed to materialize.
However, all is not lost as Bipasha has hope in the form of yet another 'league se hatke' film, Priyadarshan's AAKROSH, also starring Ajay Devgan, Akshaye Khanna, Paresh Rawal. The promos are already out and the film appears to be winner especially because of its very topical theme of honour killing. Word is that Bipasha essays the role of Paresh Rawal's wife who is shown to be a corrupt and heartless cop in the film.
Well, all that we can do is wish Bipasha all the very best with AAKROSH so that the industry as well as the audience do not lose a brilliant actress.