Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu who made her debut in 2001 with Ajnabee and since then has been one of the most-sought-after actresses in Bollywood. However, the actress has had her fair share of the dark side of showbiz – casting couch. Recently, Basu recalled an unfortunate incident when she was harassed by a ‘top producer’ early in her career.
Bipasha talks to PinkVilla , the actress said, “I was a young girl and I was staying alone. I always had this image of mine which was fierce and of someone who won’t tolerate any bulls**t. So a lot of people were scared of me anyway. But there was this one time, I remember when I signed a film with a top producer. I had come back home and I got a text message from him saying ‘Missing your smile’. I was too young and I felt a little weird. But I ignored it. After a few days, he again sent me the same text.”
She further added, “I called up my secretary and asked him, ‘Why is this producer missing my smile. What does he even?’ I was always this fiesty Bengali woman so I messaged a friend of mine and used several expletives for the producer. And I sent the message to the producer, by mistake,” she laughs. “But it worked and there were no texts anymore. I told my secretary to take the signing amount and return it to him because I didn’t want to work with him anymore. The producer told my secretary, “It’s fine, there’s no need to return the signing amount. Ask her to keep it.’ And I was adamant and it got me really angry.”
Bipasha said that she ran into the producer at an event later, but the moment he saw her, he walked away quietly. “It was funny watching that happen,” she said.
Bipasha had worked in many hit films like Raaz, Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, Jism, which became her breakthrough role, Corporate, Omkara, Dhoom 2, Race, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Raaz 3, and Alone. In 2016, she tied the knot with Karan Singh Grover.