'What's wrong with remakes?'

'What's wrong with remakes?'


Actress Bipasha Basu is trying hard to shed the glam-doll image. She confesses that she yearns for different roles.

Movies like Creature and her latest project Alone have not only given her the scope to experiment with different characters but also to juggle with different emotions.
More than calling it a horror film, Basu says Alone is a passionate love story. She plays a double role, that of a woman alive and a woman dead.

“The feelings and emotions of the two characters are very different. So, I had to change the emotions according to the sequence,” she adds. She further states that the movie deals with relationships and turmoils of a married couple. The film also stars television actor Karan Singh Grover.

“We’ve tried to portray a realistic love story. Everybody who has been married or has been in a relationship will relate with the story,” she says. She also points out that a conscious effort has been made to give the two characters distinct looks.

Basu has also dubbed for the film. “The characters have different accents but the experience of dubbing was worth it. There was a lot of spontaneity during dubbing and I think I rose up to the occasion,” she adds.

She recalls that Creature did well because of its originality. Basu wishes to do a full length comedy someday. “Double role is something that I always wanted to do and now Alone has given me what I wanted. I have always wondered what it would be like to play a negative role and a character with shades of grey,” she adds.

Alone is the Bollywood remake of a Thai film of the same name, which was made in Kannada in 2012 as Charulatha. This was later made again in Malayalam. Basu
has no qualms about acting in remakes.

“If the subject and the script is good then I think it must be remade. What’s wrong with remakes? It isn’t easy working in remakes because a lot of things are always changed from the original,” she signs off.

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