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Critics beware

entertainment Updated: Aug 07, 2010 00:48 IST
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Actress Bipasha Basu’s movie Lamhaa did not go down too well with the critics. In retaliation, the actress now says that a fine line has to be drawn between ‘freedom of expression’ and ‘one’s opinion’. “I have nothing to say to the critics. Plus, there are so many of them that I can never know all of them. But yes, it is quite unfair because sometimes the reviews stop the audience from seeing the movie,” Bipasha, who was in the Capital recently to launch Kohler’s latest product range, fumes.

Bips further insists that there has to be a “correction and a change in the set-up, wherein the people should judge film themselves and not go by the mere words of some critics.”

The sultry beauty is currently keeping busy with a host of projects, which include two films — Aakrosh and Dum Maro Dum — as well as her third fitness DVD.

Asked how she deals with the entire country drooling over her boyfriend John Abraham, she says, “There is nothing to deal with. People have eyes, so they see things. You are in the entertainment business... whether a man or a woman looks at you, it’s no big deal. It happens to me all the time.”

With so much hype over the ‘no make-up look’, the actress says she’s fine with whatever the script demands. “I have donned that look on many occasions and I am fine with it. Whether it’s a bikini or a sari, I’ve donned everything, as per the requirement of the script. I am not somebody who cares for vanity,” she says.

As for her DVD, she hopes to drive home a point: “People often ask me that whether my DVD is on fitness or yoga. I have to say this — I am not trained in yoga and I wouldn’t preach it to anyone,” she says.