Bipasha Basu, last seen in Raaz 3, strongly admits that hindi film industry is male dominated and and there are less opportunities for actresses to do something different.
In Bollywood, the opportunities for female actresses is very minimum. There’s not much choice for us except to be safe and look pretty and do some nice dance numbers.
With the trend changing And more women centric films like The Dirty Picture and Kahaani being made more often, Bipasha says,
One ‘Dirty Picture’ hasn’t changed anything much. It’s just that you’re lucky sometimes to get a ‘Dirty Picture’ or for my sake, get a ‘Raaz’, ‘Jism’ or ‘Corporate’. As one off, you will get a film, which will be talked about in the context that ‘Oh! Women are getting into trend now! It’s going to be such a great time for female actresses’. The thing it is never.
We all are going through it, including my contemporaries. As much as we say that the film industry is changing, it is a very hero-centric business and it will always remain that.
said the actress.
However, Bipasha admits she can sense some positive change.
There are now some intelligent filmmakers, who are making films which are thankfully not about being feminist but about making an entertaining film with the heroine having to do something. And as an actress, you have to really hunt for these films! These are not very easy to find and they are not on higher budgets. It’s rare that a ‘Raaz 3’ comes your way and that’s when you jump at the opportunity.
said the actress.
For this treatment of women on screen, the sultry actress blames the audience, says,
The audience is the barrier. If we get eyeballs for films which are just women-centric, it is going to definitely get us more revenue and more infrastructure so that many more films will be made with women as protagonists. It happens for a little while when one works and then it goes away. And it happens again, and goes away. So it’s like a trend.
As for the future projects, Bipasha awaits the release of her debut Hollywood movie “Singularity”, where she plays a Maratha warrior Tulaja Naik, opposite filmstar Josh Hartnett.