The Race 2 star is best known for her roles in erotic thrillers such as Jism and Raaz 3.
She told The Times of India: "I have come to realise that whenever I step into unsafe zones, I perform better. The kind of films that I have done in the recent past or am doing now are some risky steps.
"These kind of roles can leave a very strong image about you. However, this is a risk worth taking. Also, I am sure audience too has matured enough to understand the difference between reel and real life."
Basu added: "Acting is a brutal profession but I would maintain my own dignity and pride. An actor's life is never easy. It is always a Friday that decides how she is going to do in months to come."
The 34-year-old recently signed up for what has been described by producer Mahesh Bhatt as the "first ever" Bollywood monster film.
She revealed last year that she wants to become a "scream queen".