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Bipasha Basu has always had a soft spot for Italy. While she had holidayed there in the past, recently she was there for the shoot of Bachna Ae Haseeno. Bipasha,who is currently shooting for an ad, talks about her Italian eperience, "Rome and Capri are beautiful cities. Last time, I was here on holiday, this time it was for work. Both were trips to remember. I had so much fun we visited the Vatican, Cherry Fountain, the Lion Fountain at Piazza Del Poppolo, the Colloseum in Rome and many other places."
A shopaholic Bipasha who loves picking up outfits and accessories wherever she goes didn't do much shopping in Italy this time. She says, "I shopped very little. Apart from the fact that Rome is extremely expensive, I have been going easy on what I call my 'fizul kharcha'. I will be doing up my flat from September and am saving every penny for that. I was to design it last year but then I got busy with my commitments."
Apart from that, Bipasha finds the people of Rome friendly and approachable, "The people are wonderful and warm. And they dress impeccably. Italians are very fashion conscious. You won't find any badly dressed Italians on the streets."
Bipasha is also a big fan of the Italian cooking, "Nothing beats pizza, pasta and sea food in Italian cuisine. Their fish and shrimps are fantastic. Of course, I had an interesting experience too. I had to go in for a root canal and was extremely apprehensive about doing it in Rome. I didn't know the doctor there and he didn't understand a word of English but the operation went off well. He was one of the best dentists of Rome."
Bachna Ae Haseeno also stars Ranbir Kapoor, Minissha Lamba and Deepika Padukone and is directed by Siddharth Anand. The film is about a young flirtatious man who carries out his romance with different women till he meets the one he falls in love with.