“None of you should ever feel that you are ugly…soon, the world would be at your feet and would praise your inner and external beauty,” the Bengali babe has said.
Bipasha Basu, who recently split from her longtime boyfriend John Abraham, has been one of the frontline actresses in the cut-throat world of Bollywood for the past 11 years now. The dusky beauty, who debuted in Hindi films in 2001, is still one of the most-sought actresses in Hindi films. To her credit, she has also managed to retain the shape of her physique in an enviable manner.
She has starred in the Tamil film Sachein opposite Vijay a few years back. Speaking about her childhood, she says “Nobody praised my beauty when I was a girl. I used to be dark and stout and was ridiculed many a time. I would cry inside me and never thought I’d be able to make it as an actress one day.
“In fact, I wanted to become a doctor but dissecting dead species was beyond me and there ended my dreams of becoming a doctor. I then started taking part in fashion shows which produced unbelievable results. Slowly, I made the grade as an actress and here I am. In the past few years, many have accepted that I do look pretty and beautiful. I couldn’t believe my transformation from a stout girl to a beautiful woman. Likewise, all of you can transform yourselves,” she assured.