She was last seen on the big screen in The Train (2007). And although Geeta Basra is still waiting for some “quality” offers to come her way, an alleged affair with cricketer Harbhajan Singh has constantly kept her in the limelight.
The latest rumour is that the two stars have decided to tie the knot in September this year. But the actor isn’t amused. “It’s ridiculous to have to clarify such reports endlessly. Just because journalists have the power of the pen doesn’t mean they can write anything. Let me clarify again, I am not getting married in September,” says the actor, livid.
Recent reports also stated that the gala wedding would flag off in Yorkshire, England (Geeta’s hometown) and wind up somewhere in Punjab (Bhajji’s hometown).
“People should realise that such reports could be hurtful. Once such stories come out, I have to answer and clarify things with my family and producers. It’s not easy to make your way into the industry, and ‘marriage talk’ can affect it,” she says, adding sarcastically, “Forget getting married, I apparently have already had a ‘roka’ and a break-up with him, according to the media.”
Ask her about the equation she shares with Bhajji (since the two have never acknowledged a relationship openly) and she says: “Harbhajan is a very special friend. Whenever my marriage is on cards —which I can’t put a deadline on — everyone will know. No point in speculating. First, I heard that it was happening in January, then February and so on. Right now, I am only concentrating on my work.”
On the professional front, Geeta will next be seen shaking a leg in the item number, Main Ghaziabad Ki Rani Hoon from Zilla Ghaziabad. She has also been signed on for two movies with filmmaker Nitin Manmohan. “The deal is on. I am doing three films with him. Currently we are working on only two,” she says.
Though the actor only has two films — The Train and Dil Diya Hai (2006) — to her credit, she is in no hurry. “I have always had several offers, but nothing has been exciting. I am ready to wait for quality projects,” says Geeta.
The rumours and the dates
July 2008: Harbhajan Singh spotted with Geeta Basra around the IPL season.
June 2010: Harbhajan and Geeta part ways after he introduces her to his parents.
December 2010: Bhajji back with Geeta.
March 2011: Will Bhajji and Basra have a beach wedding?
November 2011: Bhajji set to tie knot with Geeta Basra after months of speculation.
May 2012: Harbhajan and Geeta Basra to get married in September this year.