I'm too scared to have kids: Bipasha

The actress, whose film Dhoom 2 is making waves at the box office, says that parenthood is a difficult job.

india Updated: Nov 30, 2006 17:28 IST

Bipasha Basu, whose recently released Dhoom 2 is making waves at the box office, is in no hurry to tie the knot with beau John Abraham and says she is too scared to think about having her own children right now.

"I love kids. But right now my nephew, whose parents are setting up house in Mumbai, is staying with me. And I'm scar-r-r-e-d to even think about having my own kids."

"Right now, parenthood seems like the most difficult job in the world. I've told my sister, my nephew is enough. I don't think I can have a child of my own for a long time," Bipasha told IANS in an interview.

Bipasha Basu in a still from Dhoom 2

Tell her that John hopes to make loads of money to pay for their wedding and honeymoon and the actress smirks. "Oh please! I don't believe in lavish weddings. It's a criminal waste of money to callpeople who are not interested in my life. Better to invite only my close friends. However, there's loads of time before the wedding happens. And trust me, everyone will know when it happens."

Bipasha had recently been to Toronto and returned as a richer person as she found a good woman friend.

"After ages I have made a really close friend. She's actually John's friend. But after a long time I have made truly good female friends with whom I can remain connected without a sense of rivalry. One can't do that in Bollywood."

The actress misses her hometown Kolkata. "I enjoy my vacations there. But I can't live there. Of course, puja in Mumbai isn't quite the same as Kolkata. So, I don't miss having my family around. But yes, I did enjoy puja in Kolkata earlier. Now it gets too crowded and my dad gets tired. The crowds are uncontrollable. So it's no longer fun."

"Also nowmy entire family in Mumbai, including my elder sister whose husband has just got a job transfer from Bangalore. So, my entire family lives just a stone's throw away from where I stay."

"As you grow older you really look for your roots. At 17, I felt great travelling alone and making my way around the world. But then family begins to catch up. I've been away from them for too long. I need my family close to me, specially since I don't allow too many people to come into my inner circle."

First Published: Nov 30, 2006 17:28 IST