‘Singularity’ is the ultimate romance, says Bipasha Basu
New Delhi: She has played sweetheart to many leading men in Bollywood but Bipasha Basu, who stars as a Maratha warrior in Oscar-nominated filmmaker Roland Joffe`s `Singularity`, says the period film is the ultimate romance of her career.
Bipasha romances Hollywood star Josh Hartnett in the period romance, which is set against the backdrop of the first Anglo-Maratha war in the 18th century colonial India.
"It is beautiful and the crux of movie is a love story. I have not done too many of them but I am proud of myself to be a part of the ultimate love story. There is romance in each frame and at the same time my character is very fiery and brave. Josh Hartnett and I have amazing chemisty," Bipasha told reporters.
The actress, who is currently busy with the promotions of `Dum Maro Dum`, will join the team, which includes director Roland, best known for `The Killing Fields` and `City of Joy`, `Pearl Harbor` star Hartnett and Chris Pine in the Orchha district of Madhya Pradesh.
Bipasha says working on `Singularity` has been like being part of an acting school and the movie has also opened her eyes to international cinema.
"Roland is one of the finest directors and has worked with the cream of Hollywood stars. It has been a completely new experience. I am honoured to work with him and I feel it is a step forward for me. I am opening my mind to such cinema," Bipasha says, adding that she had offers in the past but did not want to relocate to LA.
The 32-year-old actress has been keeping a busy schedule and did not get much time to rehearse but hopes to pull of the character of a warrior.
"I wish I had more time to rehearse but it has been a little tedious for me. Joff`s team is very supportive which gives me confidence that I will pull it off," adds the star.
For the time being, Bipasha is concentrating on the release of `Dum Maro Dum`, which is all set to hit the screens later this month.
Bipasha plays a very modern Goan girl Zoe in the thriller. She has been paired opposite Rana Daggubati in the movie, directed by Rohan Sippy.
"It is not shot in a typical manner. Its a very edgy film and a great thriller. There are three stories, which overlap with each other. The crux is the drug underbelly of that exists in our country," Bipasha says.
The actress says through the movie she got to see the real Goa.
"There is no star in the movie. It is a character driven plot and shows the real side of the tourist state. It is about Goan locals not the ones that we see in Bollywood movies," she says.
She is also part of `Players`, the Hindi remake of Hollywood movie `The Italian Job`.