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Bips & evil red rosogollas

Wearing a red sari and a red bindi and holding a bowl of red rosogollas, Bipasha Basu was a sight for sore eyes at The Park on Friday.

The Bong bombshell was in Calcutta to promote Raaz 3 along with co-star Emraan Hashmi and producer Mahesh Bhatt. The latest in the Raaz franchise, directed by Vikram Bhatt, is slated for release this Friday.

“When our desire turns evil, the rosogollas turn red. So aajke amra eta khabo,” said Bipasha while Emraan made her take a bite of a piece of the red sweet.

In Raaz 3, the Ballygunge girl plays Shanaya, an actress who cannot cope with her failures and tries black magic to get back her lost love and revive her career.

“There is no similarity between Bipasha and Shanaya. Shanaya’s character is very dark and it was very challenging to play the role. I broke down on the sets after shooting one of the scenes because I could not take any more of Shanaya. The shoot overall was exhausting,” said Bipasha.

Bhatt described the film, some of whose 3D effects have been executed by the Avatar crew, as his “most ambitious”.

“It is about how people want to hold on to power and glory for eternity. Once people touch great heights, they find it difficult to come to terms with failure. As far as I am concerned the verdict on Raaz 3 is out: I watched two consecutive screenings of the film,” he said.

Earlier in the day, the film-maker-turned-producer had offered puja at the Kalighat temple with Bipasha and Emraan.

“I have visited Calcutta many times but this was the first time I went to Kalighat,” said Emraan.

The stars later dropped in at a multi-designer store near Kalamandir. In between, Bipasha revealed her Puja plan, of spending Ashtami in Calcutta.

“For me, Puja is family time. Last year, I was here during Puja. This year also, I will do the same,” she said.