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I want to be with someone who won't clip my wings: Bipasha

Bipasha Basu on not being a part of the numbers game, her love for fitness and the man in her life 

Having just finished a workout session, Bipasha Basu is in a good mood as she catches up with HitList at a Bandra restaurant for a chat. The actress seems to be in a comfortable space as she opens up to us about spanning everything from her career to her love life.

Bipasha Basu
Bipasha Basu 

How would you describe your journey so far?
When I started out, I was a little brat; I wanted to do something new and so I got into films. Then there was a time when I wanted to run away from it all. Now I am grateful to God for everything. Today, I am what I am because of my connect with people. I don’t belong to a camp, nor do I have an aggressive PR machine in place. Despite this, I have completed 14 years in the industry. I am proud of myself.

It's said that failing health made you pursue fitness?
That’s true. In 2005, I was diagnosed with osteoporosis. We were shooting for No Entry then, and I found myself in excruciating pain. Doctors told me that I won’t be able to dance or do action sequences for most of my life; that was depressing to hear. Until then, I was this girl who would avoid workouts and would eat any kind of food. But this pain was an eye-opener, I’d say that my handicap pushed me to understand my body better.

Tell us about your upcoming projects…
I am shooting for Humshakals. That apart, I am looking forward to Creature, which is an adventure film along the lines of Jurassic Park. In the film, I am cast opposite Imran Abbas, an actor from Pakistan.

You have always given priority to your relationships.
I am a devoted and loyal person and I will always be one. I don’t regret my relationships; I have grown to love myself. I now know that it's not about your body; it's about one’s soul and mind.

Your boyfriend John Abraham recently got married...
I have nothing to say about this. I don’t want to talk about my past now.

What kind of life partner are you looking for?
I am a free-spirited girl. I talk loudly. I laugh a lot and I have an opinion. I want to be with someone who won’t clip my wings.

And lastly, is Harman your boyfriend?
We are good friends.

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