By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Friday, March 02, 2007
Bipasha Basu is taking off for London today for Vivek Agnihotri's soccer flick Goal. The actress had worked hard on her look in her last release, Dhoom 2 but for this film, she isn't working out.
The actress who has just returned from Durban where she was shooting for Cash, laughs, "I am the team medic.
It's the boys who play soccer and who have to put in the hard work.
But yes, I do plan to join them in their workout sessions." The actress adds she has lost more weight since her Race outdoor. "I had put on weight some time ago as I was in my holiday space.
But during the Race outdoor we would all go to the gym together as everybody in the cast and unit was very health conscious. Saif fell ill after the outdoor but he's recovering well now. It was great fun shooting with all of them."
Shopping was also a large part of her 40-day stay at Durban. "I love shopping and would have gone crazy if I couldn't shop.
I bought lots of clothes and home dÉcor stuff in Durban - not antiques as I don't like heavy but contemporary furniture."
In between her long schedule in London for Goal, Bips will return to India for two days in April to attend the wedding of her best friend Suzanne, She recounts, "I haven't attended a single wedding in the last seven years because I have been out of town.
The last one I attended was my elder sister's wedding. I couldn't go to Zayed's, Fardeen's or even Farah Khan's wedding."
A lot has been said about the actress not being on John 's arm at the Oscars but the actress is unperturbed, "I had my prior commitments. Much as I would have loved to go, I couldn't."
But she is livid at some comments by filmmakers about Water, after it lost out in the Oscar race. She wonders why anyone isn't looking at the bright side, "It's fantastic that an Indian film has gone to the Oscars after Lagaan and made it to the top five.
We should be proud of the fact that at such a young age John attended the Oscar ceremony. I don't know why people are dissecting and analyzing everything so much and why Water didn't win!"
Paani paani re
Although she doesn't want to take names, it's pretty apparent that she's miffed with director Kunal Kohli's remark that Rang De Basanti would've been a better choice for the Oscars than Water.
Says Bipasha, "Every one has an opinion these days. People can be so negative for no reason. Instead of appreciating the fact that Water made it to the top five at the Oscars why are Indian filmmakers here intent on pulling it down? People have no right to comment on Water! It's a beautiful film.
It's every actor's dream to attend the Oscars and walk the red carpet even though they might not admit it. I am not ashamed to say that I hope to attend it at some point in my career provided a film of mine gets selected."
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