Hrithik was soul of 'Dhoom 2', says BipashaJan 26, 2007 Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Bipasha Basu, who played a double role in "Dhoom 2", is candid enough to admit that the movie was entirely Hrithik Roshan's show.
"We were all aware that Hrithik was the whole and soul of the film. Luckily, there was no resentment. He worked so hard that no one could grudge his success.
"The rest of us had it easier. But I must say we all have benefited from the film's success. People said they wanted to see more of me. That surely means they liked me in the film," Bipasha told IANS.
After "Dhoom 2", Bipasha will be playing another double role in Abbas-Mustan's next.
"I like the space I've created for myself. I'm not success-obsessed. I'm a bit of a tortoise."
Most Bollywood stars have woken up to the fact that actors must have their own websites, and so has Bipasha, who recently launched her website.
"The fan mail is intelligent and overwhelming. People don't write just to gush. Lots of intelligent discussions. People are happy to discuss serious issues with me.
"I'm glad to know fans see me as more than an actress. They want to share their lives. They want to know my beauty regime thoroughly."
Bipasha tries to update her website as frequently as possible.
"My public perceptions come through that site. I write a personal diary, though I can't jot down diary entries every day. The website has brought me closer to my audience. I've always been frank. But here I'm totally myself, exactly the way I want to."
A new socially conscious Bipasha has associated herself with HIV awareness campaigns and says that she wants to focus on children.
"I want to do more for kids. I think I'm old enough to start taking my social responsibilities seriously. But whatever I've to do I've to have fun."
Recently, she danced with HIV patients at a live performance.
"It was for an organisation called Astha which helps to create awareness about AIDS among sex workers. The effort is to tackle the problem at the very basic level. The campaign for which I danced was named Atma Vishwas (self confidence).
"First, they were in awe of me. Then they were dancing as though they were my buddies. They've very sad lives. Yet if I make them smile I feel like a good human-being."
Bipasha got involved with the project two years ago.
"So far I wasn't that keenly involved. But now I'm going to be actively involved with it. And I don't want to be a celebrity endorser. I want to be a part of the fieldwork. I'd rather dance with the patients than just give them awards. If you become part of their events they feel truly encouraged. It makes them feel more human and accepted."
Bipasha's performance went well.
"You know, a live performance may look like a very small contribution from the outside. But for me it's a very big thing. I suffer from tremendous stage fright. There has to be a truly valid reason for me to brave it... either big money or a big show. But this time my efforts were really from the heart.
"You know I'm a selfish person. I like myself when I do something for others. I felt good about dancing for a cause on Wednesday. Fortunately, I now have songs like 'Beedi' and 'Dhoom' to dance to."
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