Ready for TV: Bipasha Basu

Friday, 14 March 2014 - 3:45am IST | Agency: dna

The actress is open to offers to act on the small screen

Bolly actors are no longer content with just ruling the big screen. With the reach of television have grown in the last decade, they now want to woo the small screen audiences as well. The money is good too. No wonder the Khan, Kumars and Bachchans now compete with each other over TRPs as well aong with box-office figures. A few actresses like Madhuri Dixit, Raveena Tandon, Shilpa Shetty, Sonali Bendre etc have made a place for themselves n the idiot box. Now Bipasha Basu has decided she is ready to first with the medium as well

Priyanka Chopra has hosted one of the seasons of Fear Factor, that or perhaps a fitness show, along the lines of The Biggest Loser (Suniel Shetty had done the first sesonries) would be more suited to her personality. The actress shrugs, "I don't know."
Bips claims she has had a few offers but she hasn't committed to anything yet. She is currently obsessed with watching television. But not Indian soaps, although she admits she is a fan of Salman Khan's Big Boss 7 and Anil Kapoor's thriller drama 24, both shows are indian versions of foreign shows. She says, "I am obsessed with English TV series. I love them more than films now. I love lots of series but amongst my favorites are Orphan Black, House Of Cards, Scandal, Homeland, Revenge, Mindy Project, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Sherlock BBC and Breaking Bad."

Currently she is currently hooked on 30 Rock. "I Love Tina Fey's character! I would love to play a character like Liz Lemon who play's Tina's character in 30 Rock is just so funny! Though I have been offered some shows, i haven't said yes to any. If an Indian TV series were made as well as these shows, I wouldn't hesitate! Television is a fantastic medium! But I need the content to be fabulous before I agree to a part of it! TV series here need to raise the bar and be of international standard in terms of content and quality."

Bipasha reveals that she is contemplating taking up one of the TV soaps offered to her, "They are new age, modern soaps which I love and not saas-bahu dramas." She is not averse to the idea of hosting a reality show either, "Reality shows are fun to watch, and yes eventually I would like to do them!" However much she loves American shows, she isn't keen in acting in them, "International soaps will be tough to do as I live in India and have work here including my films so traveling would take its toll."

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