If the shapely and sizzling Bipasha Basu in Abbas-Mustan's upcoming multistarrer, RACE, has left you gasping for more, here is a dampner!
Well, do no panic as we are only talking about Bipasha's next appearance, which will see her as a saree clad Bengali housewife, complete with ethnic jewellery and 'bindi' on her forehead. The project is being directed by the renowned director, Rituparno Ghosh (RAINCOAT) and is titled, SHAWB CHORITRO KALPONIC (All characters are fictitious). It will be Bipasha Basu's first Bangla film and she is with Prosenjit, who is a superstar in Bengal.
However, help is at hand for the fans of the glamorous Bips, as after RACE (paired with Saif Ali Khan) she will once again be seen in her usual glamorous 'avatar'. Yes, it's the much talked about Yash Raj venture, BACHNA AE HASEENO, directed by Siddharth Anand of SALAAM NAMASTE and TA RA RUM PUM fame, where she is paired opposite the much younger but the handsome looking Ranbir Kapoor.
This will be Ranbir's next release after the promising and award-winning act in his debut film, Sanjay Bhansali's SAAWARIYA. BACHNA AE HASEENO has been scheduled to release on the 15th of August (Independence day).
2006/11/16 12:38:04 Bipasha Basu, Aishwarya Rai or Esha Deol, readers vote for the hottest body in tinsel town.
It’s Bipasha for sure! The way she carries herself sets her apart. Indrajit Sahukar, sales executive
Bipasha Basu! She is a natural. Archana Sadguru, housewife
There is something about Bipasha. Esha looks like a ‘put on’. Ash is too plastic. Amrita Raote, teacher
I think Bipasha has the best body. It complements her face. Vikram Kriplani, software engineer
Esha Deol. After ‘Dhoom’ she has maintained her toned body. Dharam Pujari, accountant
Ash is looking super hot in ‘Dhoom 2’. So for me it’s Ash. Farid Siddiqui, businessman
Esha Deol. I think both Ash and Bipasha have good and bad months with their bodies. Abhishek Kanoria, businessman
Bipasha is the hottest any day. Ash and Esha are good but not as much. Sameer Goel, insurance agent
Right now, it’s got to be Ash. I hope it stays that way. Gopal Pillai, student
Bipasha, Bipasha, Bipasha! Vincent Fernandes, sports instructor
For us too it's the desi Sophia Loren— Bipasha Basu! Fit and not famished is the impression she gives. And her vigorous workouts have only accentuated her curves. Dusky-skinned and husky-toned Bipasha is all about hissing sensuality.
Bollywood's sizzler Bipasha Basu lost an opportunity to shake a leg for an item song for the film Dum Maaro Dum. Deepika Padukone grabbed the number with both hands sidelining Bipasha in the process. But, to her contentment she has been apparently roped in to perform an item number in the sequel to the film Murder. Sources close to the actress said that when the Bhatts approached her with the offer Bipasha immediately gave her nod.
Bipasha loves to work with Bhatts and has no qualms in doing the item number, the sources added. Further details are awaited. So, folks hang on to watch Bipasha sizzle on the big screen.
Buzz is in the air that Bipasha Basu is the reason behind the split between Rana Daggubati and Shriya Saran.
According to the reports, the two after dating each other for 5 years have finally decided to split after Shriya learnt about Rana Daggubati’s closeness towards Bipasha Basu at the sets of “Dum Maaro Dum”.
Shriya’s fears were confirmed following the split between John and Bipasha. And now, the budding romance between Rana Dagubatti and Bipasha Basu is doing the rounds.
But Shriya is very furious with the fact that Bipasha and Rana are using her name for the publicity of their film “Dum Maaro Dum”.
Shriya stated “That’s horrible to be dragged into somebody else’s matter especially, when I am not romantically involved with anyone. I don’t know why they are using my name to publicize their film.”
The actress said further, “My parents are most upset. It’s very embarrassing to face them for something as obnoxious like this.”
With respect to her relationship with Rana, she stated “We have known each other since we were in school. We have the same set of friends and we hang out together.”
The actress said further, “That’s about it. Rana was never my boyfriend. I have been single and I am single.”
Bipasha Basu will now be seen on cell phones too in a game which has a character based on her jet-skiing and doing other stunts also.
The actress has come out with a mobile game called Jet Ski Champ where Bipasha will contend for the finish line on mobiles. When we met the actress last, she spoke about the miniature Bipasha Basu who’ll be seen on mobile screens.
“She is so little, that you can hardly make out that it’s me, but I love this character,” she says.
And unlike her, the real Bips, though adventurous and all that, isn’t too much of a jet ski champ. “I do get a little cautious when it comes to this sport,” she candidly confesses.
Well, the gal is sure moving at jet speed in the jet-age, and making most of her big screen and now mini-screen image, too!
2006/11/26 10:26:00 Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu will work with Bengali director Ritupurno Ghosh on his next film "Draupadi".
"We have not seen the Mahabharat from the eyes of a woman. The film is a story from Draupadi's perspective of looking at things that happened in the Mahabharat," Basu told reporters on the sidelines of the International Film Festival of India here.
"This Mahabharat will be a different one," she said.
"Right now the film is just a thought," added Basu, who is here in connection with the screening of her film "Corporate" that was directed by Madhur Bhandarkar.
On her character in "Corporate", she said: "Nishiganda Das Gupta (Basu's character) is a career-oriented woman and also is soft at heart. She is the same as I am."
Bipasha Basu gets Best Actress award for 'Corporate' in US
It may have been around a year since Madhur Bhandarkar's CORPORATE released but the film continues to gain accolades for itself.
At the recently concluded Bollywood Movie Awards 2007 at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, New York, Bipasha Basu was handed over the Best Actress award for her superb performance in CORPORATE.
The event was graced by around 10,000 fans from across the United States, Canada and even the Caribbean.
On contacted, Madhur Bhandarkar said, "I have always stood by the fact that given the right opportunity, Bipasha Basu has ton loads of talent waiting to be explored. Yet another award for her proves it again. There were many who were apprehensive when I cast her in the role of a corporate woman and I couldn't help but get amused. Of course, the recognition Bipasha is getting world over justifies the confidence that I had in her. I am very happy for her."
She may be a Bengali bombshell but she wasn’t in hot pants and a tank top or a tight Tee and tighter jeans for her first interaction with the media in Kolkata on Sunday.
Bipasha Basu was demurely draped in a sari with a bindi on her forehead and plenty of chunky silver jewellery. The look fit in perfectly with the title of Rituparno Ghosh’s Sob Charitro Kalponik( All Characters Imaginary).
“When my father saw me in a sari he was in a state of shock,” she says. “He wanted to know what had happened to my shorts. He’s never seen his Bonny dressed like this before.”
First attempt In her first Bengali film Basu plays a Non-Resident- Bengali who comes to Kolkata in search of her roots. Prosenjit, Jishu Sengupta, Sohag Sen and Pauli Damare her co-actors.
“I can identify with my character completely,” she asserts. “Radhika comes back to Kolkata after the loss of her husband and uses his poems to connect and find herself. Joy Goswami has written the poems especially for the film.”
Being in the City of Joy has made her nostalgic. She’s been thinking about Bengali food and old buddies.
“I’m free today and will be meeting a school friend. So far I’ve just been shuttling between the hotel and the studio,” she sighs.
Her Bengali is rusty. “I hardly get a chance to speak Bengali in Mumbai except when I’m with my parents,” she rues.
Basu says that she’s been giving John Abraham lessons. “He tried speaking a few lines in Bangla recently during the promotional tour of Goal ,” she smiles.
Ghosh admits that there are a few syntactical errors in her diction but he overlooks them. “It goes with her character,” Ghosh explains. His leading lady is completely at home on the sets. She’s even made a new friend, Pauli, and induced her to join a gym to keep in shape.
Bipasha Basu is over the moon. Her elder sister Bidisha has just delivered a baby girl. And Bipasha, who's currently shooting an item song at Film City with boyfriend John Abraham couldn't be happier.
"I'm so happy. Because now I have both a nephew and a niece. I can buy the sweetest girlie things for her. And that's so much more fun than shopping for a boy. I was bored of buying Spiderman and power-ranger kits. Now I can buy the bratz and the barbies for my niece. I'm so excited."
Incidentally Bipasha loves to have her nephew around the house. "Though he's quite a handful and keeps me on my toes it's good to keep up with his energy level. And now with a niece in the family I can have both of them to keep me busy when I'm not shooting."
John Abraham and Bipasha Basu will celebrate Valentine’s Day this year separately. No don’t start reading any meaning into this. The reason is simple. Bipasha Basu is in South Africa in connection with film shooting. John is in India.
Therefore they both have decided to greet each other over phone and send each other gifts and flowers.
Bollywood bombshell Bipasha Basu has got the new bob look that is making many heads turn.
Bipasha has done it again. In her words, she was “bitten by a bug” to experiment with her hair again. After getting her hair chopped from long tresses to shoulder-length last year, the Bengali beauty has now gone for a still-shorter bob cut.
Bipasha reportedly got the cut from her trusted hair stylist Sapna Bhavnani a few days back. Since Bipasha had no shoots pending and no concern for maintaining continuity in any of her upcoming movies, she decided to let her hair go under Sapna’s confident scissors.
After the first session, Sapna gave Bipasha a cute bob cut that made her look very sweet and bubbly. But Bipasha wanted something out of the ordinary. So she had another session with Sapna. This time, Sapna gave Bipasha a chic, stylish and a tad punkish bob cut. Bipasha loved this cut and retained it.
Apparently, the new cut is inspired from the hair-do of Bipasha’s favourite style icon, pop singer Rihanna.
Bipasha made her first public appearance in her new haircut at the MTV Roadies – Race event in Mumbai on Tuesday night along with actor Saif Ali Khan . The tie-up is a unique way of promoting her upcoming film Race .
At the event, Bipasha looked absolutely stunning in a dazzling yellow outfit that went along perfectly with her bob cut. How well the new cut looks on her was evident from the eyeballs Bipasha attracted at the event.
In fact, some of Bipasha’s friends have already begun calling her ‘Bobby’.
Guess who'll be rubbing shoulders with Ben Kingsley and Hilary Swank come July 7? It's none other than Bipasha Basu! Let's hear it all from the actress who'll soon be off to Portugal to announce the new Seven Wonders of the World.
Archita Kashyap: You will be sharing the stage with people like Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Lopez. So is it intimidating or are you prepared for it?
Bipasha Basu: I’m like this wide-eyed little girl right now. I’m really excited to meet all these people. There’s Ben Kingsley, Hilary Swank, Jennifer Lopez, Christiano Ronaldo, Neil Armstrong. These are the kind of people who will be attending the event.
Archita Kashyap: So what are you wearing for the event?
Bipasha Basu: That is a very important question in today’s time. Yes, presentation is very important. They want me to wear an Indian outfit so I chose a sari. It will be done by my friend Rocky S and they wanted me to be dressed by Armani.
Archita Kashyap: Do you also personally vote for the Taj Mahal. Do you connect with it?
Bipasha Basu: Yes. Being an Indian, I take immense pride in anything that is Indian and that will be at the top of the list for me. Taj Mahal is an architectural delight plus it has a great story behind it which is so romantic. Also, it is immensely popular world-wide. Every one knows about it. So why not the Taj Mahal? For sure.
Actor Bipasha Basu is known to maintain a very clean and suave image in public. However, in private she appears to be quite the opposite. She walked into a restaurant in a five star hotel and bought dome eatables. She later sat in her car and started eating the food items. As soon as she finished eating, she started throwing the leftovers and the boxes and wrappers one by one on the road. Th passers by were aghast at the lack of civic sense and decency by Bipasha Basu.
While, the entire world has been speculating about their break up, Bipasha Basu looks unaffected with the rumours. The actress who is still wearing the two finger rings that was gifted by beau John Abraham sometime ago says that she is not single.
While, a few days ago their were reports on the couple's close friend, who said that Bipasha wanted to tie the knot, while John Abraham was not ready for the commitment, Bipasha broke up the affair. But, now here comes out the actress to tell out to people that she is very much with John. Bipasha added that she is very happy and asked the people to pray for them.
Well, looks like John-Bipasha really needs prayers when there are friends like this who spread all wrong news about the star couple.
Bipasha Basu does not seem to believe in skin show just for the heck of it.
The sultry actress outshone Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai in sex appeal in Yash Raj thriller Dhoom 2 , in which she wore bikini in a number of scenes.
However, Bipasha says it was the conviction of her producer Aditya Chopra and the requirement of her role that prompted her to slip into the tiny two-piece outfits. In the film, Bipasha plays twin roles, one of a cop and another of a Brazilian girl mostly dressed in bikinis.
Bipasha says she was given the choice to wear shorts instead of bikinis in the film. But she chose the latter because she was confident that her stylist Anahita Shroff would design an eye-catching look for her.
And now in an interview to a Mumbai-based tabloid, Bipasha has said that she won’t wear the bikini again.
“I wouldn't wear a bikini on screen again. Otherwise, where's the freshness in wearing it once? I always believe whatever you do, you should touch and move, not stick on to it,” Bipasha is quoted as saying.
Winner of this year’s best actress award at GIFA, Bipasha has been recently practicing football for a role along with boyfriend John Abraham in Vivek Agnihotri’s movie Goal .
Bipasha will also be seen in a double role in comedy film Mr. Fraud .
Bipasha Basu is all set to go West. What's more, the actress is doing not one but two Hollywood films, both from reputed film studios at Los Angeles. There is a third film too, but the contract will be signed only after the male lead is finalised.
Confirming the news, Bipasha's international manager, Simone Sheffield said, “Yes, Bipasha Basu is doing not one but two good films offered by prominent Hollywood Studios. Besides the two ventures, she also has an offer on the table that she practically zeroed in on but the only thing that's pending is the casting of the male lead of the film. The specifics will be announced only once the contracts are signed and not before!”
Sheffield refused to divulge details about the international films offered to Bipasha.
Our sources also revealed that that the makers of the famous series, Lost, are keen to cast Bipasha in their future episodes. In fact, they had approached her earlier too but she was not keen to be part of it. When asked about it, Simone said, “Till we don't sign the contract, I cannot say anything. It is too premature.”
Two much of Hollywood
Ever since Bipasha made her presence felt at the announcement ceremony of New Seven Wonders of the World event held in Lisbon, she has garnered a lot of attention. And it is after that event that she appointed Simone Sheffield as her official international manager. In fact, Sheffield has already put up Bipasha's official website on her official website www.canyonentertainment.com describing her as India's Sophia Loren.
Besides Bipasha, Simone's other Bollywood clients include Aishwarya Rai, Ishaa Koppikar, and Rekha.
2006/10/10 13:19:17 Bipasha Basu seems to be on a roll these days. After starring in the critically acclaimed Omkara, the actress will now be seen in Yash Raj's Dhoom 2. The sequel promises to be exciting as the star cast boasts of Bollywood A-listers like Aishwarya Rai, Hritik Roshan, and Abhishek Bachchan, to name a few.
"Dhoom 2 has a fantastic team. Dhoom has already laid the foundation of Dhoom 2 being wanted to be watched. There are a lot of people who want to watch Dhoom 2. So yes, we can meet the expectation because it has a fantastic storyline, great looking people, great style content, great action, great comedy, and great music,” says Bipasha. On the films star studded cast, Bipasha says, “I think the chemistry of all the these actors will be seen for the very first time. I think its very interesting."
Basu's new look for Dhoom 2 is the talk of town. The actress does admit to a lot of gym sessions behind her new svelte figure. "I worked really hard. I was paranoid because of the kind of costumes I wanted to wear for the particular kind of look that I have. I worked out really hard because I never wanted to look obese in the costumes or anything like overtly sexual. I wanted to look just right. I wanted to look athletic and that’s how I look,” says Bipasha.
How the audience reacts to Dhoom 2 needs to be seen; but in the meanwhile, the actress is busy collecting compliments on her newly acquired physical status!
Bipasha Basu's 'Dum Maro Dum' co-star Rana Daggubati says their lovemaking scene felt just like "doing any other scene"
Bipasha Basu and co-star Rana Daggubati share intense lovemaking scenes in Rohan Sippy's Dum Maro Dum. And despite reports of their off-screen link up, Rana maintains he's still single.
Saying co-stars Abhishek Bachchan and Bips made him "extra comfy" on the sets, he claims this is the best Bollywood break he could have asked for.
Telling a tale
Says Rana, "It's no different than doing any other scene. It is just a form of storytelling. Both our characters have a large emotional graph and romance is a part of it."
How did he and Bipasha break the ice?
"Well, I hadn't met her before, so this was the first time I was seeing her. She's been around for so long. In fact even Abhishek was sweet enough to make me feel like home. It was one big family affair for us."
Singer Vandana Vadhera decides on a sartorial change.
We recently caught up with this lady in red, Vandana Vadhera. She cut a pretty picture in a bright red saree, and looked quite different from her usual self. She usually dresses up in wacky western outfits and remembers to colour coordinate her outfit with accessories.
At this event she blushed a bright pink when someone complimented her on the way she had done up her hair.
Glad to receive the compliment, she said, "I don’t wear a saree too often. But when I do, I make sure that I do it perfectly well. For example, I take utmost care to ensure that my hairdo complements my Indian attire. I devote quality time in tying my hair in a unique way, as I want it to look different from the days when I wear western outfits."
Well, it might not have complemented her saree, but it sure drew a few appreciative glances towards her. Don’t miss her red bag in the background, she didn’t forget to accessorise her saree look right too. Now, that’s what we call a devoted fashion aficionado!