Sajid Khan talks about Bipasha Basu’s absence from ‘Humshakals’ promotion

Bipasha Basu's absence for the promotion of 'Humshakals' hasn't gone unnoticed by the media.

Bipasha Basu's absence for the promotion of 'Humshakals' hasn't gone unnoticed by the media. Bipasha Basu's absence for the promotion of 'Humshakals' hasn't gone unnoticed by the media.
Written by Divya Goyal , Edited by Sarika Sharma | New Delhi | Updated: June 17, 2014 10:30 am

Director Sajid Khan along with his entire cast including Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Esha Gupta, Tamannah Bhatia have been bus promoting their upcoming film ‘Humshakals’, but the film;s third leading lady Bipasha Basu has been absent throughout and her absence hasn’t gone unnoticed by the media.

Filmmaker Sajid Khan, while addressing a press conference in the national capital, said that Bipasha Basu’s absence from the promotions can be best explained by the actress herself.

“Bipasha won’t be joining for promotions and we are extremely sorry for that. But that’s okay. The reasons for not joining us in the promotions are best known to her. And that’s a fact,” said Sajid Khan.

According to reports, Bipasha Basu has had a fall out with the director over biased treatment given to actress Sajid’s rumoured girlfriend Tamannaah Bhatia.

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However, both Sajid Khan and Bipasha Basu have remained mum on the subject.

At the press conference, Sajid Khan spoke about his comedy film, Humshakals, saying that ‘the failure of Himmatwala, taught him that he should stick to the comedy genre.

The filmmaker has delivered superhits like ‘Housefull’ and ‘Housefull 2′ which were both comedies.

At the beginning of the press meet, the filmmaker who is known for his comic timinig, insisted for a 2 minute silence for the ‘demise’ of Himmatwala literally. He then said, “I wanted to make an action film, but it became a tragedy.”

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Speaking about the comedy films, Sajid Khan said, “After ‘Himmatwala’ I decided to write the funniest film ever. I wanted to see myself laugh. ‘Humshakals’ is in the same zone as Houseful but it will be better.”

Talking about his film’s lead actresses – Tamannaah and Esha, Sajid Khan said, “I likes girls who are not pretty, but who can make faces and look funny.”

Actress Esha Gupta, said that she had reservations doing a comic role but Sajid Khan came to her aide and said, “If a woman is beautiful and can do comedy, is the most beautiful woman.”

Esha added, “Sajid is natural with comedy. He is able to create fresh comedy over and over again.”

Sajid Khan also dismissed any possibility of a sequel of Humshakals, saying, “What will be the sequel? Will there be 12 characters.. 6 Ram Kapoors, 6 Saifs and 6 Riteish, I can’t handle that.”

At the event, TV actor turned Bollywood star Ram Kapoor talked about the difference of working on the big screen and a small screen. He said that films offer more creative freedom.

Ram Kapoor also talked about quitting his current TV show ‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain’. He said that though he understands people are upset with his move, but he had to think about …continued »

First Published on: June 16, 2014 5:33 pmSingle Page Format
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