In ‘Raaz 3’ Bipasha Basu plays Shanaya Kejal, an actress on decline, who resorts to black magic to destroy the rising star, played by Esha Gupta. But according to Esha Gupta, Bipasha Basu in wonderful in real life and the actress said that she had a lovely time working with Bipasha in the movie.
“I am only two films old in the industry but I have heard that senior actresses want to pull you down. The only experience of a senior actress I had was with Bipasha but she was lovely to work with in the film,” said Esha Gupta to PTI.
‘Raaz 2’ is Esha Gupta’s second movie and her first supernatural horror flick. The actress said that the horror movie was demanding both physically and emotionally.
“You cannot just scream and yell unless you feel it in your whole body. I went through all the emotions that my character goes through in the film. This is why it was physically and emotionally draining,” she said.
“Also, there was a lot of flying around because we were dealing with the world of spirits. I even managed to injure my knee but thankfully not in a major way,” she added.
The actress confessed that she was apprehensive about the movie as Emraan Hashmi, Bipasha Basu and Vikram Bhatt have been part of ‘Raaz’ franchise before and she was the only new kid on the block.
“This film looks amazing. People are looking forward to this film because Bipasha is back in it, Vikram (Bhatt) and Emraan are back in it. This is why I was skeptical to take the role because there is so much expectation from the audience. I was the only newcomer in the film and felt like Alice in Wonderland,” she said.
Actress Bipasha Basu was the female lead in the first ‘Raaz’ movie, while Emraan Hashmi played the male lead in ‘Raaz 2’ that starred Kangna Ranaut as female lead.
Directed by Vikram Bhatt ‘Raaz 3’ will be releasing on September 21.
Other than ‘Raaz 3’, Esha Gupta will also be seen in Prakash Jha’s ‘Chakravyuh’ that stars Abhay Deol and Arjun Rampal.
“Casting director suggested my name to Prakash ji. He signed me with out auditioning me. He does not do auditions. He just lets you read the scene. We met two-three times more and just chatted. He later called me for the role. I love his films because they always stir something in your mind and heart,” she concluded.
‘Chakravyuh’ is all set to release on October 24.