It would be a horror beginning for Bipasha Basu in 2015. Her Alone, which is directed by Bhushan Patel (1920 – Evil Returns, Ragini MMS-2) is all set to release and it is yet another film that Bipasha is carrying on her shoulders. Away from the rat race of 100 crore affairs, Bipasha is happy to pave her own way into the industry where she has been around for over a decade now.
After the release of Aatma, I remember you saying that you didn’t wish to do too many horror films. However, earlier this year you came with Creature and have now finished Alone. What made you change the resolve?
Guess I have become a lot clearer. I am going to promote this genre because it’s new. In fact the kind of quality of cinema that I am getting in terms of roles, storytelling and entertainment is clearly varied. Every film is not a horror film either. Whether it was Raaz, where I was playing this modern day Savitri or Rakhth, where I played a tarot card reader with a vision or Raaz 3, where I played this failing superstar or Aatma, where I was this mother who just wanted to protect her child, I have brought different emotions with varied gravitas in my performances. Now Alone has an altogether different stage and setting.
You are playing the double role of conjoined twins in Alone, who later get separated with one of them turning into an evil spirit. Was it physically challenging as well for you?
I can’t say whether it is tough or not but then it is very different for sure as a part like this has its own flavor. I had to sit with a body double and continue to be stuck to her for long. Here I was just being an actor for while and still it was so exhausting. It seems pretty unimaginable how it must be for real Siamese twins. It must be indeed something to be attached to someone. In real life, we complain about not getting ample room to breathe from even those whom we love. We do not want to be with them 24X7 (sighs).
Aah, we do get the gist, Bipasha!