According to the wikipedia bipasha basu.One of the judges of the Godrej Cinthol Supermodel Contest in which Basu participated, Vinod Khanna, wanted to launch her alongside his son Akshaye Khanna in Himalay Putra, but she felt she was too young and declined the role which eventually went to Anjala Zaveri. After returning home, she was convinced by Jaya Bachchan to star opposite her son Abhishek Bachchan in J. P. Dutta’s Aakhari Mughal.However, the film was cancelled, and Dutta instead changed the script and made Refugee with Kareena Kapoor.Basu was also offered a role in Refugee opposite Sunil Shetty, which she declined.
In 2001, Basu finally made her debut opposite Akshay Kumar in Vijay Galani’s Ajnabee. The film, directed by Abbas-Mustan, was inspired by the American film Consenting Adults.It was a moderate box-office success and attracted unfavorable reviews from critics.However, Basu’s performance in a negative role was appreciated by critics and won her the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
In 2002, Basu starred in the year’s most successful thriller, Raaz.Directed by Vikram Bhatt, it established Basu in the Hindi film industry. Her portrayal of a woman who is pursued by a spirit received positive reviews. One review in The Tribune noted, "...it is Bipasha Basu who steals the show with her fine performance.She was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for Raaz.She was appreciated in a supporting role in Sanjay Gadhvi’s Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai which was a moderate critical and commercial success. However, in David Dhawan’s Chor Machaaye Shor, was her first commercial failure. She appeared in a supporting role opposite Mahesh Babu and Lisa Ray in the Telugu film, Takkari Donga. Gunaah, which released later that year, was also a box-office failure.She played the role of a cop who loves a convict and tries to reform him.Derek Elley of Variety observed that Basu was a miscast as the "idealistic cop.




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