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?I looked like a local?

Bipasha Basu, whose sexy appearance in Bollywood flick Dhoom 2 has set audience pulses soaring, says she is ?not at all conscious? about her body.

india Updated: Nov 28, 2006 11:53 IST

Bipasha Basu, whose sexy appearance in Bollywood blockbuster Dhoom 2 has set audience pulses soaring, says she is “not at all conscious” about her body. “We shot in Brazil where everyone was dressed in shorts and other summer clothes.

That didn’t make me the least self-conscious,” Bipasha said. “I’m not at all conscious about my body. Brazil is the best country for me. I freaked out in the local dresses. With my long curly hair and Brazilian look, I looked like a local,” she added. She was even mistaken for a local while shopping in that country.

“I actually had people asking me for the price of things in the shop. I loved the anonymity. Most of all, it was a relief not having my bodyguard around all day long. I didn’t look like a tourist, I didn’t behave like one.” Didn’t she feel vulnerable?

“No. What danger could I face in Rio? It’s the hub of tourism. The best thing about Brazil was there were hardly any Indians around. I had these cute Brazilian guys asking me out to coffee. And you know what? They didn’t even know who I was. That’s what made it so much fun.

“I can’t be anonymous in Mumbai anymore. But I still get into a three-wheeler within Bandra. I never restrict myself from doing what I want to do,” she said. About Dhoom 2, she said, “I saw the first Dhoom four times in 15 days.

And not because John was in it. I haven’t seen any of John’s other films so many times. Dhoom is ‘today’. It’s a youthful brand title.” In fact, in Dhoom 2 the Bong bombshell also gets to speak her mother tongue!