I looked way older than Emraan: Bipasha

Mumbai: Actress Bipasha Basu, who would be seen opposite Emraan Hashmi in `Raaz 3`, was sceptical of working with him earlier as she felt she would look older when paired with the serial kisser.

"I did not refuse to work with Emraan. It is just that I couldn`t work with him earlier. He was really young and I saw him when he was 18, as an assistant director on `Raaz`. When we were approached for a film, I looked way older than him because of my weight. Today, I look younger than I looked then, Bipasha said.

"I also have to be convinced that I should look good with whoever I pair up with on-screen," she said. Ask her, if she would refuse a role if she felt she is not compatible with her co-actor, Bipasha says, "Definitely, I think of whether I would look good when I am paired opposite someone on celluloid. Its my choice and I don`t think anyone should be entitled to question my decision. Its my life and I choose what I want to do."

`Raaz 3` a 3D horror film directed by Vikram Bhatt, is a sequel to `Raaz – The Mystery Continues` (2009). The film would see Emraan reprise his role from the original, and Bipasha is the new addition. She had featured opposite Dino Morea in `Raaz` (2002).

Remind the 32-year-old actress about Emraan, the kisser and she says on-screen kissing gives her jitters. "Please don`t remind me. Another bomb is going to explode on my head," she quipped. The film is expected to release in August.