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Bipasha Basu on becoming a mother: My mom is keen to have a granddaughter soon

Actor Bipasha Basu says that she and husband, Karan Singh Grover, both love babies, but they want to spend more time together before having a child, because after that, everything will be baby time.

bollywood Updated: May 23, 2017 18:30 IST
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Bipasha Basu
Bipasha Basu says that marriage and children should not work against a female actor.(Rajesh kashyap)

Actor couple Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover celebrated their first wedding anniversary last month. The two are known for posting videos and pictures, in which they’re playfully affectionate with each other, on Instagram. In an interview with us, Bipasha says that she and Karan want to enjoy this time together and are in no hurry to start a family. “We love babies. But both of us need more alone time together — because once the baby arrives, it’s always only baby time. That’s the way we both think,” says the 38-year-old.

However, their families seem to think differently. “My mom is very keen to have a granddaughter soon,” says Bipasha.

It’s a common belief that marriage and babies often hinder a female actor’s career; it makes little or no difference to man in a similar family situation. Bipasha says that it’s about time both male and female actors were treated equally. “[Female] actors are human beings — we fall in love and get married. Career and personal life are two different aspects of everyone’s life. I wish we were treated the same way, too,” she says, but then points out that “things are now changing positively career-wise for married [female] actors, though”.

Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover during their wedding in April last year.

On her own professional front, Bipasha, who was last seen in Alone (2015), is not happy with the roles she is being offered. She says, “I’m not really satisfied with the roles — otherwise, I’d have already started work on them. I’m looking for author-backed interesting work.”

For now, Bipasha has been keeping busy reading scripts, concentrating on her home and endorsements. “I’m planning extensive work on the fitness front under my brand. I’ve also been busy with a few ads and am focussed on training in various forms: Pilates, yoga, weight-training, functional training,” she says.

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