By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Monday, May 15, 2006
A couple of weeks ago, Bipasha Basu decided to take a holiday. She took her entire family along - mom, dad, older sister Bidisha (with son, Anitesh) and younger sister, Bijoyeta - to Goa.
In an exclusive chat with HiTLIST she talks about her short break.
There was hardly any time to take a long holiday, as I had to come back and start dubbing for Corporate, and wrap up shooting for Vishal Bharadwaj's film.
Mom and dad came down from Kolkata; Bidisha and my four-year-old nephew were here for summer vacations. I love Goa and it's beaches, so we decided to go there. It's the first holiday that we have taken as a family in 10 years. I want to plan more holidays like this with them.
Time for prawns
We stayed in a south Goa hotel, as the area is more peaceful and less crowded. I ate so much - I lived on prawns and lobsters! I am sure all the prawns in the ocean must have run away after seeing me every time I came near the beach. I would go swimming with Anitesh and float in the pool.
Parents had a blast
My parents are very much in love, even today. My mom looks like Zeenat Aman, and when she wears a short kurti, she looks really great.
I was worrying about what they would do in Goa, and hoped they wouldn't get bored, but nothing of the sort happened. We would be sleeping and lazing around, while they would be as fresh as daisies at 8 am, waking us all up.
We went shopping at the Tibetan flea market, where I bought lots of bracelets and silver stuff, and some skirts from the roadside.
But after coming back from that lovely holiday, I got a cold and a bad cough. It was stress and over-exhaustion, I guess, as I was shooting or dubbing throughout the day.
Chopping her locks
I will be cutting my hair for Abbas-Mastan's next, with Sanju and Ajay. I am quite excited, as this is the first time I am cutting my hair so short -till my neck. For Dhoom 2, I had very long hair, but now I want to try something new.
As a child, I had hair till my knees. I want to get bald once in my lifetime - when I get pregnant. If I am bald, my stomach and baldness will balance each other and emphasise my cuteness!