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‘Bollywood will remain a hero-centric business’

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Women are active in

show business

like never before, but will they surpass the status Bollywood heroes enjoy? Never, says actress Bipasha Basu, who feels there is “minimum” opportunity for female actors in the Hindi film industry.

“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,” Bipasha told IANS in an interview.

The year 2011 saw films like “The Dirty Picture”, “No One Killed Jessica” and “Saat Khoon Maaf” — showcasing a promising trend as far as women finding prominent roles in movies was concerned.

But 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.

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.” said the actress.

For now, Bipasha awaits the release of her debut Hollywood movie “Singularity”, in which she plays a Maratha warrior Tulaja Naik, opposite filmstar Josh Hartnett. (IANS)

 

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