By: Priyaranjan Trivedy
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Bipasha Basu, the dusky, sexy siren of Bollywood, had a date with her favourite footballer Cristiano Ronaldo in Lisbon recently, which was a dream come true for her. Her initial disappointment turned into jubilation when she finally got the chance. Their brief encounter seems to have gelled into a good friendship.
Bipasha became an avid watcher of Cristiano playing soccer ever since she met John . Little did she ever realise that the paparazzi would frame her being smooched by the ace footballer himself! In private life, Cristiano is dating former Hollyoaks star actress Gemma Atkinson for months. An onlooker described rather graphically that Cristiano and Bipasha were all over each other and kept kissing. Cristiano was being very tender, cupping her face and staring into her eyes.
Bipasha later confirmed that it was indeed her in that now infamous picture, although she denounced the intent of the photographer.
Bipasha danced and partied with The Manchester United footballer until her sole was bruised.She felt elated by his compliments and they partied all night long. She pitied the envious onlookers, and says proudly that he wants to e-mail her regularly. She is incidentally his first Indian friend.
During dinner, Cristiano, to the utter disbelief of Bipasha, told her that he is a big fan of Bollywood. To prove his point, he called his mother and talking in Portuguese, she said she loved Bollywood films for their emotional content. Cristiano even fished out his cellphone and made her hear the Masoom title track.
Bipasha laughs at those memorable moments hours after landing in Mumbai. She reportedly told him she is his fan when he's on field, and off-field, they would remain just friends. She also invited him to visit India some day.