One of the single leading ladies in Bollywood, Bipasha Basu is eager to see which hero she is romantically linked to next. She was reported to be dating actor Rana Daggubati after breaking up with John Abraham, and at a recent event, she was spotted chatting and laughing with Shahid Kapoor, sparking off rumours that the two were doing more than just exchanging pleasantries.
“As long as it is someone cute and single, I don’t mind,” she says with a grin, adding, “Oh, and a good body also helps.” What if they link her to a married man? “Then I’ll just go and kill the person who says it,” she warns. “I have a temper, and I’m not someone who’s diplomatic and doesn’t show it.”
Actor Bipasha Basu at an event.
The actor, who was present at the launch of friend Varsha Bhawnani’s new clothing store Vinegar, spent the evening dissecting her fashion IQ.
Ask her whether Bollywood celebrities really ever get to express their ideas, or are completely handicapped without their stylists, and Bipasha says, “I have no time to shop and put an ensemble together. If you see my wardrobe at home, you’ll be lost. I want to buy a five-bedroom house just to store my clothes. My stylist gets 10 items of clothing to my liking, and I pick my favourite. So no, I’m not handicapped without her.”
Does that mean she shares the blame equally when pulled up for red carpet faux pas by the fashion police? “I don’t care, honestly,” she insists, adding, “When people walk up to me and say ‘beautiful girl’, I’d rather stick with that.”
Bipasha cites her love for shorts and miniskirts as one of the reasons she runs afoul of style gurus, but mentions nonchalantly, “When I wore shorts to perform on stage instead of a skin-coloured body suit, everybody said, ‘Oh how could you?’ But I’ve always worn shorts and miniskirts, and till I get wrinkled knees, I’ll continue to wear them.”