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Vidya’s love nest? Not really!

Balan rubbishes talks of boyfriend Siddharth Roy Kapoor gifting her a flat worth Rs 14-crore, hopes he hasn’t gifted it to someone else!

entertainment Updated: Jan 20, 2012 16:20 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times
Vidya Balan,Siddharth Roy Kapoor,The Dirty Picture

A whopping Rs 14-crore flat is enough to raise eyebrows. And when the deal involves Vidya Balan and her boyfriend Siddharth Roy Kapoor, it’s bound to make headlines.

Last week, reports suggested that Kapoor had gifted his ladylove a plush sea-facing apartment in Juhu. But Vidya laughs over what she calls "just a rumour."

"Sometimes I feel that if wishes were horses, then I would also get my Taj Mahal," she says with a laugh. "But for now, it’s just a gossip item, nothing more." Siddharth is the CEO of production house, UTV Motion Pictures.

Tell Vidya that a property agent apparently confirmed the deal, and she deadpans: "Well, it has definitely not been gifted to me. But I will have to make sure, or rather, hope he (Siddharth) hasn’t gifted it to someone else."


The reports raised further speculation over the couple’s impending wedding, while Vidya insists, "By God’s grace, I am in a very happy space. I couldn’t have asked for anything else. So, I am really not thinking ahead because I take one day at a time." Push her to reveal a date and she says, "I haven’t set a deadline for it. Shaadi ke liye saari zindagi padi hai (You have your whole life to get married). I want to wed some day, but not just yet. I think we (she and Siddharth) will, or let me speak for myself, I will know when I am ready for it. But at the moment, I know it’s still a long while away."

On the work front, The Dirty Picture star only has Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani coming up for release. "So far, I have not decided on any new film. But I hope to utilise the time I have now before the promotions of Kahaani starts from February onwards," says Vidya.

Vidya’s now battling the bulge

Vidya Balan had put on 12 kgs for her Silk Smitha act in The Dirty Picture. "I didn’t know putting on weight would entail so much hard work, but it was strenuous," she laughs. But the actor has already started losing the flab. "I have already lost some amount of the weight I had put on, thanks to the film’s countrywide promotions. I chilled out till New Year’s. But now, I will start working out. And I am sure I will manage to do it (lose weight). I am not fretting over it," she says.

First Published: Jan 04, 2012 11:50 IST