“I Love Being An Eye Candy But…”

Bipasha Basu in ‘Raaz 3’

(PTI) Bipasha Basu does not mind being known for her sexy looks and seductive husky voice but the actress says she is done being just an eye candy and wants to do meatier roles. The 33-year-old said that from now on she wants to star in films which will earn her the respect as an actor.

“I know I look good. The regular adjectives that come my way- sexy, hot, dusky, bong bombshell… I love them. It is going to stay with me. But I am done looking pretty. Now, I want meaty roles. I want to do entertaining films, where a woman gets the respect of being an actor.

“All my colleagues are trying to move away from that. After all how long can you be an eye candy? I love being an eye candy. I know am an eye candy. But then what. I want to move a little bit deeper,” Bipasha told reporters.

The model-turned-actress has starred in commercial films like ‘No Entry’, ‘Phir Hera Pheri’, ‘Dhoom 2’, ‘Race’ as well as off-beat films like ‘Corporate’, ‘Omkara’, ‘Shob Charitro Kalponik’. She says she did try her hands in the art house genre but now wants to just do commercial films which earn a lot of money.

“It is said that anyone who does commercial cinema is not acting and anyone who does an art film is acting. I don’t believe it. I feel whenever you are doing a film you are acting. So, you need to be applauded for that. I won’t do art house cinemas. I want to make commercial films. I want my films to make money.

“You don’t have to do off beat films to prove that you can act. I have done it but only to prove myself that I can fit convincingly into every kind of films. I want to do the 100 crore film where the hero does all the work and I get to relax,” she added.

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