Bipasha Basu talks about Aatma and Nawazuddin Siddiqui
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Glowing and in superb form, Bipasha Basu looks luscious even in a simple top and pant. Taking a breather from hectic post-production and promotional tours for Aatma, Basu seems a tad relaxed in a leather swivel chair in producer Kumar Mangat's office as she fields some questions. Running her fingers through her hair she responds to the oft asked question about the film — her pairing with Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is not only unconventional in his looks, but is strongly associated with off-beat cinema.
"I remember on seeing Kahaani, I kept wondering about the actor that played the inspector's role," recalls Basu. "I really liked Nawaz's performance in the film and asked Sujoy (Ghosh, director of Kahaani) about him. So when Suparn told me that Nawaz was my co-star I said, 'Yes, please get him'.
Never for a moment did I doubt that our casting would not work. In fact, people are really looking forward to seeing us on screen. It's an interesting casting and the USP of the film," dimples the actress. Her co-star does seem to have left a fine impression on Basu as she goes on to call him 'hot', a thinking woman's sex symbol and an actor sincere to his craft. "The first sequence that he shot for the film was a monologue, and he got it right at one shot. Everyone present on the set wanted to stand up and clap. I have worked with all kinds of actors, some who don't even like their jobs. They act because they don't know what else to do. They come on the sets and wait for pack-up, which can be really frustrating for someone like me," she frowns. "That way I am very lucky with Aatma's cast. Every actor, right from the little child, Doyel to Nawaz was so involved. And if you get that kind of cast, there's no room for complaints," says the actress brightening up as the director Suparn Varma breezes in.
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