Bipasha Basu is quite pleased with John Abraham's success in
and says that the label of the 'sexiest' Asian man for him pleases her even more. <b1>
"There has to be one person who's the sexiest every year. In 2007, Eastern Eye voted me the sexiest. In 2008, it's John. If they didn't vote him the sexiest they'd look really foolish. I mean John is the hottest. No one is going to look hotter than him for a long time. And I'm not saying that because I'm in a relationship with him," Bipasha told IANS.
Asked how she felt about John flaunting his well-toned body in Dostana, Bipasha said: "Ranbir Kapoor showed his bum in Saawariya. How come no one raised any eyebrows? It was not so drastic with John.
"He has a fantastic body. If a woman on a beach is appreciated, why not a man on the beach? If you are comfortable with your body and you can carry it off with grace like John did, why not? I'm proud of what John has achieved. I've been with him from the time we shot Aetbaar and Jism. We started dating while shooting for Aetbaar."
Bipasha, who turned 30 on Wednesday, said she was really proud of her bikini shot in Dhoom 2.
"At no point did I look cheesy. There was no heaving thrusting. It was just a healthy shot of a woman on the beach. Incidentally, I came out of the water in Jism wearing a thick white dress. Such was the impact that people think I wore a bikini."
Bipasha said she was pretty happy with her achievements last year. "It's been a fantastic year for me, both personally and professionally. Family is great. Boyfriend is great. Everything is fine. I couldn't have asked for anything more.
"I'm actually surprised the year went so well. I even got time to watch my niece and nephew grow. Yes, I've spent one more beautiful year productively."
Told that she needs to have children of her own, Bipasha said: "No, no I don't have the patience for kids. I can't bear to have my seven-year-old nephew around for more than two hours. He's a talkative brat."
"My one-year-old niece is an item number. She dances superbly to the worst songs. So, yes, another actress coming up in my family. And she's the first light-eyed fair-skinned Basu girl in the family."
The actress is currently shooting for Rahul Dholakia's hard-hitting drama Lamhaa.