By: Bipasha Basu
Friday, February 09, 2007
I still have to understand this. Most people, who tell me that I look sexy on screen, do so almost apologetically. It's like, "You look so sexy in (insert movie name here)." What I seem to hear under their breath is, "I'm sorry, but must you do that?"
Over the past few years, I've played several characters that required me to portray several different shades of sexiness. While I like the compliments, I wonder about the spirit in which they are given. It almost sounds like a genetic defect that I have, and they pity me for it.
Sexy is something every woman wants to be. It feels good. And it makes them feel lovable. I don't know many women who would trade in that feeling to be invisible in a crowd.
It's not about the clothes you wear, or the things you say. You can look sexy in a robe or in a bikini. Men will want to see more of you anyway. I have always believed that if you need to take your clothes off to get your man, you've begun to lose the battle. If you pull it off right, you can do it in a very classy way.
The concept of beauty has changed over the years, and I find a lot of women trying too hard to achieve it. Being sexy is about suggestion; it's about the tease. It's not about being obvious and forcing yourself out in the open. That takes all the fun out of being a woman.
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