KOLKATA: Bollywoodâ€™s dusky beauty Bipasha Basu has carved a niche for herself in Hindi cinema and says she has no intentions of going to Hollywood because filmmakers there are familiar with only one Indian actor â€” Aishwarya Rai.
â€œNo filmmakers of Hollywood are willing to sign any Bollywood actor without a screen test apart from Aishwarya. They seem to know no Hindi film actors, not even Amitabh Bachchan,â€ Bipasha said.
â€œI got a chance to go there, but I found out that I will have start again from scratch like screen tests and other tantrums. They treat you like a newcomer. So I decided to stay in Mumbai and be the â€˜queenâ€™ here,â€ said the actress.
Talking about Bachna Ae Haseeno with newcomer Ranbir Kapoor, Bipasha said she signed on because she hadnâ€™t done a romantic movie for quite some time.
â€œI havenâ€™t done an out-an-out romantic film for a long time so when I heard the script of this film, I found it a little fresh. I play Radhika, who comes all the way from Ranchi to Mumbai to become an actor. But she ends up being a member of (choreographer) Shiamak Davarâ€™s dance troupe.â€
Bipasha doesnâ€™t seem to mind sharing screen space with two other actresses â€”Minissha Lamba and Deepika Padukone in the film.
â€œI am okay with even a 10-minute role provided I get an apt character and my share of attention on screen. Anyway, if you are a Bollywood heroine, you have very limited choice. I was intelligent enough to realise it long back and hence am picking up roles that look good on-screen,â€ she said.