Mumbai: Having modelled for many successful brands and campaigns, Bidita Bag, who is all set to make her Bollywood debut this week with the comedy ‘From Sydney With Love’, is in a quandary.
The reason: this Bong beauty is continuously being compared to more established heroines of Bollywood namely Kangna Ranaut and Deepika Padukone. In fact, she has been getting a lot of film offers that have gone to Kangna earlier.
“It’s amusing how some filmmakers have been thinking of me as some kind of replacement to Kangna Ranaut,” she happily giggles. “I’ve been offered at least half-a-dozen movies by makers who say I fit the bill for a ‘Kangana-type-of-role’ – whatever that means!”
As if this isn’t enough, some makers tell Bidita, she looks and even sounds like Deepika Padukone; so much so that if she would dub for Deepika, no one might come to know – another comparison that the debutante has to live with, at least for now.
And while the girl takes all of these with a pinch of salt, Bidita does assert that she wishes to “carve a completely original identity” for herself, even if she agrees to a Deepika or Kangna-kind-of-role. The actress has done a decent job with ‘From Sydney With Love’, the general observation goes.
Bag’s debut will clash with none other than ‘Jism 2’; which is to launch international porn sensation Sunny Leone in Bollywood. But Bidita smiles and shrugs it off. “I don’t fear Sunny Leone. Apart from my looks and acting capabilities, I have inner beauty,” she remarks with confidence.
When compared to the mass appeal Sunny’s cleavage carries, Bidita reacts, “A little bit of concealing is any day more erotic than showing everything, isn’t it?”
‘From Sydney With Love’ and ‘Jism 2’ both release on August 3.
First Published: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 13:33