"18 years ago our film industry accepted me with open arms"
18 years ago, Bollywood introduced Bipasha Basu with her debut film Ajnabee (2001) directed by Abbas-Mustan.
The film was an adaptation of the American thriller, Consenting Adults (1992) directed by Alan J. Pakula.
The Bengali beauty took to Instagram to share her appreciation and acceptance of both the industry and audience:
“18 years ago our film industry accepted me with open arms with the release of #ajnabee … and the audiences accepted me in their hearts so lovingly.”
Also, she went on to acknowledge her motivation and perseverance:
“I am so grateful for this amazing journey of my life through my films and I am so proud of myself that I stayed true to who I am, no matter what … achieved all on my terms only.”
The actress notably thanked all those who supported her in this journey:
“I want to thank all my producers, directors, co stars and the entire team of each and every film. Thank you to all the people who love me and my work. I love being an actor.”
Furthermore, she specifically thanked her first directors and co-stars:
“Thank you Abbas Bhai, Mustan Bhai, Hussain Bhai @iambobbydeol, @akshaykumar, Kareena, Vijay Galani.”
Additionally, the actress has starred in numerous films since 2001. Some of her most well-known films include:
- Raaz (2002)
- Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (2002)
- Jism (2003)
- Dhoom 2 (2006)
- Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008)
- Race (2008)
As well as her leading films, she has made numerous appearances in films such as Omkara (2006), Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) and many more.
Bipasha was last seen in the horror film Alone (2015) opposite her husband Karan Singh Grover, with whom she married in 2016.
Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover regularly post pictures with each other on Instagram.
April 2019 marked Bipasha and Karan’s third wedding anniversary. Acknowledging this milestone, Bipasha shared a loving post about her husband. She wrote:
“I remember each and every person … people I knew or strangers … everyone post our wedding told me that I looked like the happiest bride ever.”
Moreover, she continued to profess her love as she stated:
“The reason for that big smile on my face from that day till now … is you. Can’t believe it’s our 3rd wedding anniversary so fast.”
“Thank you for loving me. You are so so precious to me. I love you @iamksgofficial.”
After a four-year break from the big-screen Bipasha Basu is set to make a comeback in Bhushan Patel’s Aadat. The film is written by Vikram Bhatt and produced by Mika Singh.
She will star alongside husband Karan. If supposed rumours are anything to go by then Bipasha will portray the role of a detective. Karan will take the role of an NRI businessman.
Aadat is due to be released in 2019.