29 August 2009 6:33 AM, PDT | RealBollywood.com | See recent RealBollywood news »

While Bipasha Basu is a thorough professional, she will never compromise on her health. She is known to be extremely health conscious and never smokes or drinks. She has, therefore, declined to even hold a cigarette, let alone smoke it, in her upcoming film, Pankh.

Director Sudipto Chattopadhyay wanted Bipasha to smoke on screen for an important part. But she is strictly against smoking and refused to do it. When she was given the choice of holding the cigarette, she rejected even that option. She felt that if she holds a cigarette or smokes it, she will be endorsing smoking. Finally, Sudipto came up. »

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