September 21 marks a special date for actor Bipasha Basu who completed two decades in the Indian film industry today. Taking to Instagram, Bipasha took a stroll down memory lane and recalled working in her first film 'Ajnabee'. Helmed by Abbas-Mustan, 'Ajnabee' also stars Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and Bobby Deol in the lead roles."This is the first day when the audiences welcomed me into their hearts, 20 years back ... my first film ,#ajnabee released on 21st September 2001.It doesn't feel like so much time has passed, as the love that I get from my fans, well wishers, the film fraternity and the media is still so strong . I am grateful for this love forever," she wrote.
Expressing her gratitude to the makers for giving her her first break, Bipasha added, "Ajnabee will be special to me forever. I am thankful for my directors Abbas Bhai and Mustan Bhai , producer Vijay Galani , all my co actors - @akshaykumar @iambobbydeol @kareenakapoorkhan , my first ever team (@rockystarofficial @hairbyykaushall and Anil Dada ) ... and the entire unit. It's been a beautiful journey from then to now. I am truly blessed. #20yearsofajnabee."
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Bobby, on the other hand, told Hindustan Times in an interview, "First of all, it doesn’t feel 20 years since it was released. It feels like it was yesterday that we got together and shot this film. It was such a great experience working with everyone."
Bipasha has acted in many films since her debut in 2001. Her popular films include 'Raaz', 'Jism', 'Dhoom' and 'Bachna Ae Haseeno' among others. Speaking about her personal life, she said she was happily married to actor Karan Singh Grover
-With ANI inputs