Sultry Bipasha Basu plays a terrorist in ‘Lamhaa’
Mumbai: With her forthcoming release, ‘Lamhaa’, Bong bombshell Bipasha Basu is doing something she has never tried on silver screen before. The actress, who will be seen in a deglamorised look her much-awaited venture ‘Lamhaa’, is all set to play the role of a terrorist in the same, for the first time in her Bollywood career so far.
Buzz has it that Bipasha plays a women`s group leader in Srinagar, who keeps a check on the separatist movement in the valley.
Talking to a news daily about Bipasha’s new avatar, a source said, "Bipasha plays Aziza, a sturdy leader of a women`s group in Srinagar. They are the moral police and repress any act that is considered unorthodox by the separatist. As part of her duties, Aziza is taught how to use guns and is also trained in hand-to-hand combat ever since her childhood. The producers didn`t want to announce that Bipasha plays a terrorist fearing controversies."
Meanwhile, elaborating on her role in ‘Lamhaa’, Bipasha said, "I play a young girl who has been manipulated by the person, who brings her up. Aziza believes she`s been trained in the right way, but later she undergoes a major transformation in the way she thinks."
However, the producer of the flick, Bunty Walia, said, "Bipasha doesn`t play a terrorist. She has been brought up by a separatist leader Haji Baba (Anupam Kher) and follows his ideology. Her character doesn`t understand that she`s being manipulated till a military intelligence officer Vikram Sabharwal (Sanjay Dutt) puts forth certain facts. That`s when her ideology changes and she starts following peaceful ways by dialogue and ballot and supports the youth reforms leader Atif (Kunal Kapoor)."
News has it that Walia had planned to screen the film to the CM of J&K, but the screening was cancelled due to the increasing disturbances in the state.
"It`s absolutely insensitive to have a screening in Kashmir, especially after looking at what`s happening there. Certainly we`re disappointed that a film made on Kashmir can`t be shown in there, however we`ve accepted it," said Walia.