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Get fit with Bipasha Basu's secret

Actor promises her second DVD will be out this summer, believes her Flower Girl look in upcoming rom-com will make a style statement. Love Yourself promoted a 25-minute, 60-day workout, targeting only women. The second DVD will have a unisex workout focussing on weight loss.

health and fitness Updated: Feb 04, 2012 19:45 IST
Roshmila Bhattacharya

Actor promises her second DVD will be out this summer, believes her Flower Girl look in upcoming rom-com will make a style statement.

"We were to do it last October, but I’ve just been so busy with my movies that I have taken just two days off this year — on New Year and my birthday (January 7). But post Raaz 3, I will definitely take some time off in April to shoot the video for my second fitness DVD. We’ll release it in May,” promises Bipasha Basu, who launched the first one last February, says Bipasha Basu.

Love Yourself promoted a 25-minute, 60-day workout, targeting only women. The second DVD will have a unisex workout focussing on weight loss. “There are lots of fitness DVDs in the market today with different routines. And I’d say, more the merrier, if they can make you love yourself more, ”she smiles.

Bipasha who flagged off the year with Abbas-Mustan’s Players, the ‘desi’ remake of The Italian Job (2003), is super excited about her upcoming rom-com, Jodi Breakers. She is confident that her character, Sonali, will trigger off a hair-raising revolution with her straight hair, soft buns, side buns and hippie braids. The actor is equally sure her pencil skirts, colourful maxis, chiffon tops and Cinderella gowns will be the new style statement this spring.



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"When we were shooting, I’d come on the sets to find girls wearing similar clothes and sporting Sonali’s hair styles. Since the promos came out, I find the look replicated in the gym too. It’s easy, inexpensive and real," she reasons. Describing Sonali as a strong-willed, independent, fun-loving globe-trotter, Bipasha admits she’s a lot like her. "I’m never stern or boring, be it in my personality or my style. You won’t find the clothes I wear in any fashion magazine," she points out.

“Sonali too has a flair for fashion that’s quirky and out of the box.” She agrees that the vibrant colours and crazy prints, plaits and braids with a flower tucked in, are a throwback to the hippe culture of the ’70s and her Dum Maro Dum character.

“Zoey, starts out as a Flower Child. The free-spirited Sonali just takes Zoey further into a happier space.” As opposed to the hot Riya of Players, Sonali is fresh and the typical girl next door. And Bipasha’s stylist Shyamli brought out the distinction through the use of minimal peaches and cream make-up and a winged extended eyeliner.

“I was quite the eye-catcher during a shoot in the Greek island of Mykanos. Mostly everyone was in white while I was a burst of colour,” she laughs, fondly recalling the flowing gowns she wears in the song ‘Jab main tumhare saath hun…’ “I felt like a fairytale princess!”