Bipasha Basu On Her Bikini Body & Osteoarthritis
Bikini For Players, Not Dum Maaro Dum
Bipasha Basu, who will be seen in a bikini in next week’s release, Players, says, she has no qualms about wearing a two-piece swimsuit in a film provided the character demands the same. She was quite at ease with the swimwear in Players because of Abbas-Mustan “who were my first directors”. “I trust them completely,” explains Bipasha. As soon as the film’s trailer was out, showing her in a bikini, her director-friend, Rohan Sippy, telephoned her to compliment her for looking so sexy. But he also asked her why she hadn’t acceded his request to wear a bikini in his film, Dum Maaro Dum. Bipasha had said “no” to Rohan because she felt, the script and her character in DMD did not need her to flaunt her body in a bikini.
Not Just A Knee Jerk Reaction
Thus far, Bipasha Basu has always maintained that she embarked on a strict diet some years ago when a journalist referred to her as fat. But there’s another reason why the health-conscious Bipasha became so concerned about losing weight and getting into shape. It was her osteoarthritis problem. Revealing this to Komal Nahta, Bipasha told explained, “I was detected with osteoarthritis and I was asked to reduce weight because my knees used to pain a great deal. I was in my twenties but I had the knees of a 60-year-old. I had no option but to reduce my weight.”