I do see myself directing a film: Bipasha Basu

By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) After eight years of being in front of the camera, Bipasha Basu says she has begun to understand the technical aspects of filmmaking. She is aiming to direct a film and says she will be "fantastic" from behind the camera.

"I've learnt on the job. I now understand script, character, choreography and camera angles. So I guess I do see myself directing a film because I know I'll be fantastic with things from behind the camera," Bipasha, who entered films with 2001 hit "Ajnabee", told IANS.

It all started with her interest in the way she looks.

"Nowadays, I take a lot of interest in the way I look. I've become conscious of what suits me. I wont do anything that I don't follow or don't feel comfortable in. Fortunately, we've such capable choreographers. They know I'm not a professional dancer. So they give me movements that are fun, more me," said Bipasha for whom styling has become crucial.

"I've extra-long limbs. So I need steps that don't dwarf the other dancers. I understand all that now. For one of the songs in 'Aa Dekhe Zara' I went for very Afro-American look. It was the look that I thought suited the situation. My other song was very funky and flamboyant. I want to create variety and excitement for myself. It's the only way I can keep audiences interested," she added.

Bipasha, 30, also loves performing live on stage.

"I'm now getting a hang of it. Even John (Abraham) has gotten over his inhibitions about dancing. The idea is to just let go and have fun. First you've to get to that stage of relaxation on screen. The stage follows," she said.

Bipasha's home is now renovated and she's ready to move back in at May end.

"It's now reached the final stage of completion, the lights are being installed, the surfaces are being polished," said the actress who is planning a big house-warming party.

Bipasha has given hits like "Aankhen", "Jism", "No Entry", "Corporate", "Dhoom 2", "Race" and "Bachna Ae Haseeno".

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