Mumbai: The Bollywood trend setter Bipasha Basu no doubt justified the character Shanaya she played in her latest release Raaz 3
. The very bold and beautiful actor was so much into her villainous role that her evil laughter scared her at times.
The actor went upto Mukesh Bhatt and said, "Give me a role in your film which people have never seen me do before." That's how the entire Shanaya thing came up.
The character is of an actor who is down sliding her career path and resorts to black magic to set everything right. She is insecure, fragile, vulnerable, driven and when she feels she is let down by God, she starts dabbling with the dark side. That's when the course of the film changes and takes a slightly more fictitious route.
Evidently, the dusky beauty has starred in more horror films than any other Bollywood actress. Ask Bips of her experiences doing these movies and she said, "I don't think it's just the horror element which attracted me to do these films. I did Darna Zaroori Hai
just for Ram Gopal Varma. He is one of those directors who have these phases of sheer brilliance. Apart from that, every single film that I have done is because of my role and because of the script. I think horror as a genre has not been tapped in the Hindi film industry at all."
was one of the finest horror films made in India and became a cult classic. Vikram Bhatt is one of the only directors who understand how to scare people and now he is also a master at using the medium of 3D. Why I feel Raaz 3
is a step ahead is because technically it's a very advanced film. The 3D element adds a lot of fun to it and the kind of VFX that we have is simply brilliant. Having said that, for me, all this wouldn't have mattered if the story and content hadn't been good. The human drama is what drives Raaz 3
," she added.