New Delhi: After spending more than a decade in the industry, Bipasha Basu feels that an actor`s life is not easy.
Bipasha, 34, who started her career with a negative character in 2001 hit `Ajnabee`, says she now wants to do challenging roles.
"It is true that hunger and fierceness to do some good work is little more than before in my life. Whatever I am going to do would be an honest reflection of my true self; my performance won`t be corrupt.
"Acting is a brutal profession but I would maintain my own dignity and pride. An actor`s life is never easy. It is always a Friday that decides how she is going to do in months to come," Bipasha said.
Bipasha was last seen in Vikram Bhatt`s `Raaz`. Her evil character in the film was received well and opened doors for many new projects. But Bipasha says she is not on a signing spree after the success of the film.
"For the last seven years I have been doing three films at maximum in a year. It is going to be the same in future as well. I want to do good work. Also, the kind of balance that I have struck in my life is for the keeps," she says.
Bipasha feels that she performs better when she steps out of her comfort zone.
"I have come to realise that whenever I step into unsafe zones, I perform better. The kind of films that I have done in the recent past or am doing now are some risky steps.
"These kind of roles can leave a very strong image about you. However, this is a risk worth taking. Also, I am sure audience too has matured enough to understand the difference between reel and real life."
Bipasha will be seen next in Vikram`s another 3D film `Creature` and Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer `Aatma`.
PTI / Joginder Tuteja