Geeta Basra has never admitted being in a relationship with cricketer Harbhajan Singh, but the actor is a regular in the stands during his matches. Naturally, she is always questioned about it, reacting to which, Basra says, “I feel more like a cricketer now, than an actor!”
Is she Bhajji’s lucky charm, we ask. “You need to ask him if I’m his lucky charm. But of course, it’s fun to be on the stands, especially when we are winning,” says the 31-year-old.
There have been several rumours in last few months about Basra and Singh tying the knot, and the actor is happy letting them be rumours only. She says she’ll only announce something when things get finalised. “Marriage is a very special time in a girl’s life and when it happens, I will announce it myself. I have been married seven times in the last one year (by the media). Those reports don’t bother me, but I have friends and family to answer to,” she says. Not just speculation on a wedding date, Basra adds that she’s read reports with full details! “I don’t want to make a joke of marriage and that’s what happens when such stories appear. There are even reports with details about the wedding location, and the guests arriving — which are all obviously untrue,” she says.
Geeta Basra says she has always tried not to get typecast in the film industry. After her debut movie, The Train (2007) — alongside Emraan Hashmi — Basra says that she was offered similar sensual roles. “I was being offered the same kind of roles, which is why I never took those films up. I was also offered those roles because of my accent. If I would have taken them up, then I would have been put in a slot,” she says.
The 31-year-old, who plays a Punjabi girl in her upcoming comedy film, says she prefers playing roles she can’t relate to. “The only thing that is common between my character and I is that we are both Punjabis. I feel that as an actor, if you can convince your audience of something that you are not, you have succeeded,” says Basra.
Talking about comedy as a genre, the actor says that she finds it challenging. “It might look effortless, but it requires hard work. I’m happy I got to work with a veteran like Dharmendra (in the upcoming film). I got to learn a lot from him,” she says.
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