Bipasha Basu’s five most memorable roles

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This year, Bipasha Basu will celebrate 19 long years in the Hindi film industry. On social media, her messages followed by #loveyourself caught a lot of attention lately as it drew more positivity toward her posts. Known to be outspoken and a fitness addict, the 41-year-old actress looks fabulous. Apart from her beauty, Bipashu is an accomplished actress and made a name for herself after working hard in the big bad world of the Hindi film industry and proving herself in a plethora of roles. Over this period, she gave her best shot in a string of movies and her memorable characters are remembered till date.

Corporate (2006)
Directed by Madhur Bhandarkar, who was on a roll in those days, Nishi Dasgupta is a fierce Vice President of a large corporation. Her performance was applauded and the Bengali beauty was looking sharp in formal office clothes. Approached by the filmmakers after Aishwarya Rai Bachchan could not commit due to date issues, she managed to pull off her part with panache. This flick was a hit at the box office and proved that the model-turned-actress is up for meatier roles and is not just a sex symbol.

Lamhaa (2010)
Directed by ‘Raees’ (2017) fame Rahul Dholakia and produced by Bunty Walia, ‘Lamhaa’ depicts the life and suffering of Kashmiri inhabitants. Most of the movie was shot in Srinagar and Kashmir. Featuring opposite Sanjay Dutt, who plays an army officer, Bips was her love interest but did not look or sound like a Kashmiri girl, yet she delivered an emotional performance. The movie was not praised for its entertainment value but mostly for the performance of the main actors and its excellent soundtrack by music composer, Mithoon.

Ajnabee (2001)
In her Bollywood debut film, Bipasha Basu, under the direction of Abbas–Mustan, excelled in a negative role. Starring Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol and Kareena Kapoor Khan, her character Sonia was honest to the script. Her dances are still being appreciated and the picturesque views of Switzerland were greatly explored. It was reported that her voice was dubbed by a dubbing artist in the film. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. There was no looking back after the film turned out to be a major hit.

Raaz (2002)
In this horror genre, the actress created a niche for herself, which paved the way for a series of horror movies in her career. With Vikram Bhatt at the helm of affairs, her pairing with then top model, Dino Morea, brought them instant success. Her character as Sanjana received a lot of praise. On the other hand, she looked attractive, upping the sexual quotient in the steamy scenes with her co-star. Nadeem-Shravan’s music is still widely listened till to date. Once again, it was reported that her voice was dubbed. After its release, she consolidated her position in the industry.

Race (2008)
Playing the character of Sonia (again after ‘Ajnabee’), she reunited with Abbas–Mustan, under the Tips banner, alongside Akshaye Khanna, Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif. Centered on the theme of betrayal, she played a model with an incessant love for money. The first part of this franchise is widely debated by fans and critics alike, to be the best one because of the twists and turns, the subplots and suspense till the climax. Pritam’s music was a huge hit.

Last seen in ‘Alone’ (2015), she has yet to announce her next official project after Bhushan Patel-directed ‘Aadat Diaries’ (no release date confirmed yet), along her husband Karan Singh Grover. The dusky beauty continues to entertain on social media meanwhile. With more women-centric movies being made, Bipasha Basu should now be ready to showcase her talent in different genres and roles.

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