Actress Bipasha Basu said that she enjoys the "like-minded" company of her Alone co-star, actor Karan Singh Grover. She says that just because their "being together" is interpreted otherwise, she will not stop going out with him.
In an interview, Bipasha cleared the air regarding her camaraderie with Karan, opening up on whether he's the new man in her life.
Ques: Are you and Karan Singh Grover together, or is it just a marketing strategy?
Bipasha: We are together, because we are promoting our film, Alone, together. Since our film is releasing we have no choice but to go for its promotion together.
Ques: So it is a marketing strategy?
Bipasha: If you want to call it that, then yes, that is the strategy to it. If you do a film together, you've to promote it together. Having said that, we've bonded really well during the course of the film, whether it was going out for a movie, or out for dinner with a group of friends.
Ques: But the perception being created is that he is the new man in your life?
Bipasha: I won't stop socialising with him because of that. I've a bunch of friends and Karan is one of them. I am not into strategies. Karan and I are like-minded people, and we get along really well. I've taken home two friends from the sets of Alone - Karan and my director Bhushan Patel. Karan, Bhushan and I have many night-outs together. Luckily, we aren't photographed every time we step out. Bhushan's place in my social circle is not talked about.
Ques:Alone looks like a very sexy film?
Bipasha: It's exciting and inviting and enticing. I saw the rough cut of the film without the special effects and it scared the hell out of me. It's an emotionally intense triangular love story among two women and one man. The twist in the tale is that one of the two women is dead.
Ques: Happy with the results?
Bipasha: I must say I got scared seeing myself on screen. And mind you, there were no special effects. I still got scared.
Ques:Alone has released along with a bunch of other films. Is that a good strategy?
Bipasha: The buzz about our film is positive. And really, we can't get a clear window in today's day and age. So just believe in your film and go right ahead and release it.
Ques: You are the hero in your past few films?
Bipasha: No, I am not. In Creature 3D, the creature was the hero. In Alone, it's the conjoined twins that are the USP. In fact, I should've been paid double for Alone because I've done two roles.
Ques: This is not your first double role?
Bipasha: No, I had fun double roles in Dhoom and All The Best. In the latter, I was never supposed to play the African girl at the end. On an impulse, I did the other role. Alone is my first real double role.
Ques: Was this your toughest role?
Bipasha: No, every film comes with its own challenge.
Ques: How are you positioned in your life right now?
Bipasha: Very comfortably. I am very happy, very calm. I am just focusing on my happiness. That won't stop. I use this platform as an actor, that I've been gifted with, along with the love of happiness, to influence people into physical fitness. And if I don't follow my own principles of a good life, then you can't be taken seriously.
Ques: So what's your magic mantra for survival?
Bipasha: It's very simple, really. When you're happy you're always going to look better and your skin will glow.
Ques: When you look into the mirror what do you see?
Bipasha: A crazy drama queen. I think I bring a lot of joy in people's lives.