From the tomboy who ruled the by lanes of Kolkata to a ravishing and glamorous model, the transition has been legendary. Little did she know that failing at becoming a medical professional would make her realize her dream of making it big in the glamour industry. For Bipasha Basu, the story of her life has literally been a rip off from a rag to riches tale. She started modeling during the initial days of her career and after a lot of offers that actually failed to shape up, she was casted in a negative role in Ajnabee opposite Akshay Kumar.
Her sensible portrayal of her negative character earned her much recognition, even though the movie did not set the box office on fire. What changed the audience’s perception of this beautiful and dusky Bengali beauty is her bold portrayal in Jism. The movie made headlines due to its bold content, and Bipasha cast opposite her boyfriend John Abraham, delivered an uninhibited and honest performance. Much changed since then as she was considered the next sex symbol of the industry. She oozed a sense of sensuality however there was also an aura of class and elegance that predominated her image in the media.
With an array of movies which saw her trying to fit into strong characters that defied her sensual looks, she made quite a mark with her on-your- face attitude. With a turbulent personal life that saw her split with John Abraham after a very long period of courtship, Bipasha today symbolizes strength and perfection in a woman.