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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Sep 2014

No love lost between John and Bipasha

Minakshi Saini and Priyanka Jain, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, February 14, 2012
First Published: 18:12 IST(14/2/2012) | Last Updated: 00:25 IST(15/2/2012)

Bipasha Basu and John Abraham may claim to have moved on after their split last year, but the tension between the two seems far from over. After Bipasha commented that 40-year-old John is “old” and should now get married, he says that he has no time to dwell on her remarks. “I have been very busy with my work… honestly, I absolutely have no idea about what she has said about me. So, I would rather not dwell on it at all. It’s been four and a half years since I stopped getting a newspaper at home, so I don’t read what people say about me in interviews.”

In a recent interview to HT, Bipasha, 33, had reacted to a question about John’s rumoured marriage to investment banker Priya Runchal by saying, “I really wish he gets married. He is getting old.” Bipasha, who has been linked to co-stars Shahid Kapoor and Rana Daggubati, says that she too is looking at getting married. “Currently, there are too many men who want to date me, so I have to be careful. If I find an eligible man who fits the bill, I’ll get married too.”

BipashaUnlike his ex, John says that he is not going to discuss his marriage plans with media. “I love the idea of marriage. Over the period of time, I have become fiercely protective about my personal space. When I say no comments, I genuinely mean it.

Professionally, I am on a high and personally I would like to guard that space,” he says, adding that what’s keeping him busy is not his would-be wife, but his first film as a producer, Vicky Donor, based on sperm donation and infertility. Wasn’t he worried about taking on such a controversial subject? “I know sperm donation has been a taboo subject but wasn’t homosexuality taboo too before Dostana released? Showing an extra-marital affair on big screen was also a taboo till Jism happened,”

The actor is all praise for actor Aamir Khan who openly admitted that he and wife Kiran Rao opted for IVF-surrogacy to become parents. “Aamir did a great thing by accepting it in public. The film is exactly about that. I want people to come out and discuss it openly, without hesitation.”

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