Updated: January 1, 2015 11:50:39 pm
Bipasha Basu has several things to be excited about — the positive response to the trailer of ‘Alone’, the hot and steaming track ‘Katra’ and the positive buzz in the trade for the horror flick.
She will also start shooting for her next, ‘Nia’ with Rana Daggubbati, to be directed by fashion designer Vikram Phadnis by the end of January.
“It’s too early to talk about ‘Nia’ as we just announced the title of the film. It’s a drama driven by music, a soulful story of a family,” she says.
The actor, who for the first time plays a double role that of conjoined twins in ‘Alone’, concedes that it was the toughest and most challenging part of the film. “Playing two characters, who are absolutely two different personalities, was tough.
Playing conjoined twins made it tougher as being stuck to another person is a very annoying thing. I had to be stuck to a body double — a girl who was exactly my height and with the same body structure. So first I had to play Sanjana and shoot with the body double and then go on the other side of the camera and do the same thing as Anjana, after changing the hair and make-up!” she said.
She further adds that there is a lot of special effects in the film. “When I played the ghost, I did not want to put any scary make-up on my face and thus I just shot the scene without make-up.
The rest was taken care of by the special effects team,” said the actress, who also had to change her workout regime to transform her striking athletic physique to a more curvaceous one for the romantic track, ‘Katra’.
Basu has high expectations from the film as it is very entertaining and people have liked her pairing with Karan Singh Grover, who makes his debut in the film. “The kind of on-screen chemistry we share, helps a lot as the whole film revolves around a very romantic, passionate love story. In fact, some of the romantic scenes are so intense because of the highly strung emotions that it became difficult to dub for the film. But it has shaped up very well and I am looking forward to its release,” she says, also praising director Bhushan Patel for superb picturisation of the horror sequences.
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