MUMBAI: Bipasha Basu’s ‘shakal’ seems to have turned red with anger after her stint in Sajid Khan’s Humshakals, which she had also refrained from promoting prior to its release. In an open declaration of her displeasure towards the filmmaker, she stated that she will never work with him again.
“I will never work with him [again],” she said. The Bong beauty l shared she was “extremely disturbed by the end result” of the film and “didn’t know how to promote the film with all honesty.”
Bipasha, who was seen as one of the six key characters in the comic film, which wasn’t received well, has nothing against the film’s co-producers Vashu Bhagnani and Fox Star Studios. But she is glad she took a stand against promoting Humshakals when it was required.
“I have nothing against Vashu ji and Fox Star Studios. They have put in so much money [in the film] and I respect that. I love Vashu ji... it’s just that I didn’t want to come to a podium and lie and look like a fool. I am the worst liar in the world. So, I took a stand.”
Bipasha said she has rarely been in a situation of this nature. “I have been in this industry for way too long. I have worked with many people and nobody has said anything against me,” she said. “It’s rare that you make such a mistake and [Humshakals] is one of those films. I did this film on the basis of trust. Anyone who has seen the film will understand why I didn’t promote it.”
Speculation had been rife that Bipasha stayed aloof from the film’s promotions as she felt she wasn’t given as much coverage as the other two female leads, Esha Gupta and Tamanna Bhatia. But Bipasha clarified, “I was six minutes into watching the film and I didn’t know what I was doing in it.”
Humshakals, which released in June this year, also features Saif Ali Khan, Ram Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 9th, 2014.
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