Bollywood beauty Bipasha Basu is all set to star opposite Hollywood heartthrob Josh Hartnett in her first Hollywood film titled ‘Singularity.’
‘Singularity’ is a passionate love story, set against the backdrop of the first Anglo-Maratha war, about an Indian bodyguard, played by Bipasha, and a British soldier, played by Josh Hartnett. Expect there to be romantic scenes between Bipasha and Josh Hartnett, and Bipasha says she has no problem with that, “If I can do kissing scenes in India then why not for a Hollywood film?”
The film will not only see Bipasha play a romantic lead but will require the actress to do a variety of stunts including horse riding, deep sea diving, and fencing. The actress has already started preparations for her new Hollywood movie and is keeping her fans updated on the social networking site twitter; the star tweeted “My prep for singularity was super fun! Horse riding, underwater swimming, rehearsals n discussions with d cast, working on my look! Great team!”
The movie was originally titled The Invaders and had as part of its cast Brendon Fraser, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Vivek Oberoi. However, that was shelved and now Abhay Deol is also set to star in the film alongside international stars such as Bond girl Olga Kurylenko, Shane Briant, Christopher Egan and Chris Pine.
Set for an Autumn 2011 release the film is being shot in Australia and India. Roland Joffe, who is best known for his Oscar nominated movies The Killing Fields and The Mission, directs Singularity.
Watch Bipasha in her interview this past summer with CNBC TV’s Anuradha SenGupta on the eve of the release of her latest film, at the time, Lamhaa.