Can Bips manage to ramp up her sexy act?

Bong bombshell Bipasha Basu goes back to the Bhatts, the people who gave her her first hit film. Will the magic work this time too?

Bipasha Basu has finally said ‘yes’ to Vikram Bhatt’s Raaz 3 and will join Emraan Hashmi and Jacqueline Fernandes in the new horror sequel. Initially it was rumoured that Bipasha had some disagreements with the Bhatts, and thus turned down the film. It was also before the news of her love-relationship breaking up was so publicly admitted to. And the rejection is an old story. Now all’s well between the Bhatts and Bips. Wethinks it’s a good decision for both sides involved. With not much happening in her career, it was time Bipasha channeled a tried and tested formula and made it work, like she did so well with Jism and Raaz, both huge hits. After Raaz released, in fact, the model-turned-actor became an overnight sensation and filmmakers made long queues outside her house. But all that changed, especially in the last couple of years. Bipasha became the ‘perfect girlfriend’ to John Abraham and moved to doing serious films like Lamhaa and Aakrosh. Unfortunately, both failed – the relationship and the de-glam avatar. So with not much left in her filmi kitty, looks like the single lady has decided to focus on her career. Bipasha has the international film Singularity, Abbas Mastan’s Players and a romantic flick with R Madhavan to look forward to – and we do, too! – but we think that none of these can match up to the oomph that Bhatt’s heroines exude onscreen. Now let’s wait and watch to see if the directors and producers queue up outside Bipasha’s house once again. Do you think she still has the magic?