Bipasha Basu: 'I was a lost child'
Published Jan 8 2012, 15:01 GMT | By Priya Joshi Bipasha Basu
has said that she has come a long way from being a "lost child" trying to make her way in Bollywood.
The former model said she has learnt a lot since making her acting debut with the film Ajnabee
more than ten years ago.
"Audience has been quite gracious in accepting me as an actor. Frankly, I have learnt it all on the job. Otherwise when I started off in Ajnabee
, I was pretty much a lost child. I have grown from that point on and am far more responsible today," Basu told PTI
The 33-year-old Players
star explained why she embarked on an acting career.
"I stepped into films just for the fun of it because I had got bored of modelling," she said. "I didn't have any clue what acting was all about and it is to the credit of Abbas-Mustan that they held my finger and guided me throughout.
"Abbas-Mustan are really very forward thinking directors
," she continued. "They not only devise innovative plotlines but also think out of the box when it comes to execution. They are so advanced and their ideas are ahead of the times. Ten years back who could have imagined a film on wife swapping," she said
The actress also worked with the director duo on Race 2
and the recently released Players, which sees her reunited with her Ajnabee co-star Bobby Deol