Exhausted with too much media ado about beau John Abraham and rumours of splitsville between them, Bollywood actor Bipasha Basu says the media governs the personal lives of actors these days.
"We are just puppets in the hands of the media, especially when it comes to our personal lives. The media decides when our (John-Bipasha) relationship starts going through a rough patch and when it mends," Bipasha told IANS.
Tinsel town has been abuzz with rumours of their long-time relationship souring and later their reunion.
"In this industry it happens. However, for me it is a great pride being myself. I will never conduct myself in a way that I have to be ashamed of, later," she maintained.
"I also understand the pressures the media works under. The world is extremely competitive. You have to sell news, if one channel has it the other wants it too."
The dusky beauty was in the capital on Wednesday evening to launch her friend and favourite designer Rocky S' couture line at fashion store Aza.
Sporting a sunset orange sari teamed with a golden embroidered blouse, she left her hair in trademark style -- long and straight -- "specially for Rocky's show".
Asked how much time she spends on shopping, she said: "Now I don't get much time to shop. Life has become a little luxurious now with more help at home, as the work has increased. Designer friends like him (Rocky) design clothes for me when I am sitting at home. As far as jewellery is concerned I love wearing my mom's jewellery."
As the evening blossomed, models decked in bridal wear, including lehngas (skirts), mermaid skirts, cholis (blouses), saris, kurtas teamed with salwars and churidars, sashayed across the ramp.
The colour palette ranged from deep reds, strawberry pinks and aqua to creamy pastel shades of peach, apricot, old rose, honey and olive.
An eclectic mix of brocades, georgettes and net organza was used to create the outfits, which were adorned with ribbon applique gota, thread, stones and crystal embellishments.
And what would the Bong beauty wear at her wedding?
"I am going to have a beach wedding and everybody will be in beach wear," she laughed.
"I often tell my mother during light hearted conversations that it will be great fun seeing all the aunts shaping up for my beach wedding," she added.
Bipasha's forthcoming projects including No Smoking, Goal, Race, Mr Fraud and Taj Mahal with Sir Ben Kingsley.