14 May, 2021

Belle Curve Bipasha Basu

She dances like the Pope and refuses the swimsuit because she can't swim. But the Force is with her.

Subi Samuel
Belle Curve Bipasha Basu
The film that has scared most of the working class this season, Raaz, is essentially about a soul that comes in conflict with a body. We go in search of the body. A soul may be a compelling thing but it doesn’t have long legs. Doesn’t stand at 5 feet 8 inches, in a top that your neighbour’s kid normally wears, looking like the work of what has to be a heterosexual God who in one of his best Indian designs has used no straight lines. Only curves.

The same biased hands apparently lost their gift while making Anu Malik’s brother, Abu, who looks particularly flawed as he stands with his paan-stained teeth next to Bipasha Basu. But thankfully he goes away. Perhaps, he has inner beauty but our brief is to merely go skin deep. That’s where Bipasha fits in. Without the tangibles, it’s difficult to tell her story. She is rehearsing somewhere in Juhu trying to learn some dance steps which, according to informed opinion, she will never master. There are two other dancers with her, coaching her. Ordinary girls, pretty in a simple way, who have all the talent but somehow...

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