SINGAPORE - She is a sex siren in the Hindi film industry.
She makes male moviegoers salivate.
And she has done some pretty steamy scenes with some of her co-stars.
But when The New Paper asked Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu about her kissing scenes, the bombshell first turned coy and later talked about her deep fear before she shoots such scenes.
Said Basu, 33: "I've not done that many kissing scenes... and everybody does these scenes these days."
The Bengali beauty was in town along with veteran international superstar Anil Kapoor to spread the word about the 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) weekend and awards, which will be held in Singapore from June 7 to 9.
This is the second time IIFA has come to Singapore, the first being in 2004.
Yesterday, at the interview and press conference, Basu looked breathtaking in a white sari by Indian designer Anamika Khanna.
Her first full-on steamy sex scene was in Jism in 2003 with her then-boyfriend, Hindi film actor John Abraham.
In the movie, Abraham kisses her on the lips and also sexily rubs an ice cube over her body.
The YouTube video of the scene has garnered over 1.8 million hits.
In another film Goal, she shares a passionate kiss with Abraham.
In her next movie Raaz 3 (The Secret 3), which will be released later this year, she is rumoured to be locking lips with the serial kisser of Hindi films, Emraan Hashmi.