Bipasha Basu plays an alter- ego in Pankh


Mumbai: Bipasha Basu will be seen on screen once again in Sanjay Gupta’s Pankh directed by Sudipto Chattopadhyay.

In the film Basu is a mere fantasy of the 20-year-old protagonist Jerry essayed by Maradona Rebello and does not actually exist in the film. Explaining the complexity of the story Chattopadhyay said, "Basu is Jerry’s fantasy who exists only in his mind. She is his alter-ego and loves to provoke him at a drop of her hat. Basu is his only solace from the ugly reality of life."

Chattopadhyay further explained, "The character of Jerry shows him as a famous child artiste who crossed dressed as a girl. Thus he is confused about his identity. There is a song, Jiya na Jala, sung by Sunidhi Chauhan, where he fantasizes Basu seducing him, creating confusion in his mind about his real identity whether he is a man, woman or an eunuch. But Basu seduces him completely and is his sexual fantasy."

The director reveals that he and designers Rocky S and Gavin Miguel worked hard on Basu’s look in the film. "We wanted Basu to look like a Diva a la Sophia Loren and Liza Minelli in Cabaret. Also we had lengthy discussions on the scenes. During the shoot Basu was into her character as if she was visible only to Jerry and completely unaware of the actor’s presence on the sets. Her entire attitude and behavior while playing the character made the entire experience very interesting."