In quite a revelation, Bollywood actress, Bipasha Basu Singh Grover has opened up about the dark side of showbiz, delving into an incident where she was harassed by a “top producer”.
Talking to PinkVilla, Bipasha said, “I was a young girl and I was staying alone. I always had this image of mine which was fierce and of someone who won’t tolerate any bulls**t. So a lot of people were scared of me anyway. But there was this one time, I remember when I signed a film with a top producer. I had come back home and I got a text message from him saying ‘Missing your smile’. I was too young and I felt a little weird. But I ignored it. After a few days, he again sent me the same text.”
She added, “I called up my secretary and asked him, ‘Why is this producer missing my smile. What does he even?’ I was always this fiesty Bengali woman so I messaged a friend of mine and used several expletives for the producer. And I sent the message to the producer, by mistake,” she laughs. “But it worked and there were no texts anymore. I told my secretary to take the signing amount and return it to him because I didn’t want to work with him anymore. The producer told my secretary, “It’s fine, there’s no need to return the signing amount. Ask her to keep it.’ And I was adamant and it got me really angry.”
Asked how she felt when she crossed paths with the producer in question at an event later, she said, “It was funny watching that happen.”