In passing

May 21, 2011 05:17 pm | Updated 05:17 pm IST

Bipasha Basu Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar.

Bipasha Basu Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar.

Single now

After all the speculation in tabloids and newspapers, actor Bipasha Basu decided to end all the speculation on her affair with John Abraham with a curt “I’m single now for the first time in many years.” She also added while it was great in the relationship now, after many years, she is feeling almost “giddy and light-headed”. At the moment, she was busy with her new film, “Singularity” with Josh Hartnett. “This project has been a surprise and I don’t know how I will fare but it certainly opens up avenues in hitherto unknown markets for me” but also clarified that she remained serious and committed to her projects here. About her personal life, “Someday I will settle down, have kids and a married life, but I don’t see it happening right now. You can’t make plans about love. It just happens.” Till then the Bengali babe hopes to fast forward her film career.

In the driver’s seat

With Ekta Kapoor in the driver’s seat, there is usually no scope for error. With the release of her “Ragini MMS”, Kapoor was well aware of the controversy it might generate and is wasting no time clearing the air. “She (the girl in question) has been aware of the plot and its treatment since day one. I told her she is only an inspiration for the film or rather her story is. Now it seems that she is afraid that she will be associated with the sex scenes forever.” Kapoor denies that the film is like the usual horror films that Bollywood has been making. “The style is edgy and it’s not your typical horror film. There is space for all kinds of films and I hope to garner my share of fans.”

Pitching for cricket

His father is well known in the Punjabi film industry but the son prefers to bat to a different tune. Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, known as much for his on-field exploits as off-field, is very clear that the movies are not for him. “I have a few friends in Bollywood. They have been very kind to me and even offered me films. But at the moment my priority is cricket; I can’t see anything else apart from that.” But Singh is not averse to acting and said that it was his team mates who had spotted his skills in that department. “However I don’t see myself on the tinsel screen. For me it’s the cricket pitch,” he laughed. Asked about his favourite actors, Singh replied,” Aamir Khan and Madhuri Dixit; she is a class apart.”

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