"I will never go public with my relationship again"
Actress Bipasha Basu has vowed never to discuss her personal life in public again after her break-up with John Abraham created headlines. Bipasha, who dated John for nine years after meeting on the sets of "Jism", parted ways last year.
The couple had been very open about their relationship but the intense media focus on their split has made Bipasha wary of going public with her romantic life again.
"If I really fall in love again I would not talk about it. It becomes dirty towards the end and the outsiders make it so. Nine years of your life cannot be treated as a joke. For people it is just an interesting read," Bipasha told PTI in an interview.
"They expect that if you have had a break-up you have to look like a disaster and die. People think if you don't become dramatic and ask for sympathy then you are a bad person. They should stop judging me. But I am ok with it now, it doesn't affect me anymore," she added.
The 33-year-old actress has been linked to her co-stars constantly post her split but she rubbished rumours that she is dating anyone.
"People can't digest the fact that I am single. The stories are way too bizarre for me to understand. People link me up instantly and declare a break-up as well but it is not possible. I am not saying that I am a nun but it's not possible I will fall in love in a day. I do go out for dates but that doesn't mean I am in a relationship," she said.
While she is struggling to strike a balance between her public and private persona, Bipasha is also gearing up for the release of her new film "Jodi Breakers" where she plays a woman whose profession is to help couples separate.
The Bong beauty is all praise for her first time co-star R Madhvan in the film and says that she was the one who suggested his name.
"I was the one who suggested Madhavan's name for the film. When I was asked by the producers whom do I see as my lead actor I said Madhavan and luckily they took my word seriously and got him on board. He is a wonderful guy and a great co-star to work with," she added.
The film, a romantic comedy directed by Ashwini Chaudhary, will hit the theatres on February 24. After being in the industry for more than a decade, Bipasha says there is an immense sense of pride in her that she has made it so far without a Godfather.
The actress has given hits like " Raaz", "Jism", "No Entry" and "Dum Maro Dum". "There is an immense sense of pride that I made it without a Godfather in the industry. Right from day one I never did anything that I didn't want to do. I have been very strong on my principles. My priorities have always remained the same.
"I don't believe that films define me. It's just a profession I am in and I love it but their is more to me beside this. I like to live the way I want to rather than by the rules of the industry." Bipasha says that people in the industry had a different perception about her when she stepped into Bollywood.
"When I started off I was called a bohemian... I don't know why? But for me that was a normal way of living. I like to spend time with my friends and travel. It was not that I was irresponsible about my work but it's just that I like to balance it out," Bipasha said. PTI