The countdown has begun for the bikes and babes saga Dhoom: 2, which is set to sizzle on the screens from November 24. And in a pre-release interview, Bipasha Basu bares all about shooting in a bikini, what she feels about Aishwarya Rai and what shooting in Brazil was like.
Tell us a little about your character in Dhoom: 2.
To be a part of a film like Dhoom, firstly it's great and the timing was fantastic for me because I was getting fit. So I guess Adi[tya Chopra, producer] chose me because of the physicality of the character. Shonali is a cop, so she had to look like a cop. That was pretty easy because I had become very fit and I am a tall girl. She is the kind of person who hangs around with boys and so the toughness of the cop had to come through. I am I a little bit tough now, and the styling was done to that extent and definitely whatever stunts a cop can have, I do have them.
Are you more at ease with action adventure films like Dhoom: 2 as opposed to the typical Hindi film song and dance?
I think I have reached a stage of life when I want to do everything. I have forced myself to get comfortable with Bollywood naach gaana because I earlier couldn't identify myself with doing that. But today, I do understand that the essence of Bollywood is naach gaana. Yet, with time, we are changing. We are trying to do different kinds of things. Yes, Dhoom: 2 features there. I am a very adventurous person and very athletic so definitely this kind of film is more fun -- it's not like a job. Bollywood naach gaana for me is a job.
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