Bebo don't like to date Rahul Gandhi
BOLLYWOOD: She is style personified. Yet she nonchalantly tells us how much she hates the ‘glamour queen’ tag. “I should be recognised as an actor. I take it as an insult when they call me ‘Bollywood Goddess’. I did not do roles like Omkara, Dev, Jab We Met to be known as a glamour queen.”
On her second trip to Ahmedabad, for a live show, the Kapoor girl finds the people of the city to be very receptive. “I studied in a Gujarati school and I love Gujarati food. I have been asking for it ever since I came here.” And the rising mercury doesn’t really bother her. In her characteristic cool way, she says now everybody in India is used to the heat. “There’s no point in cribbing about it,” she says.
Having done a variety of roles in Bollywood, the uninhibited actor will have three releases: Kambakth Ishq, Three Idiots and Jihaad this year. “Kambakth Ishq was a learning experience with Sylvester Stallone. You realise that unlike Bollywood actors, Hollywood actors come without any baggage or entourage.
They are not spoilt like us and they don’t require a huge number of people to travel with them. They are much more professional.” Next, there’s continuous talk about her love life but the Kapoor girl has learnt to live with it. “There are instances when I get annoyed because Saif and I are quite non-filmy in that context. I am the kind of person who’s very comfortable in my own zone. I don’t bother about what is written or what everyone else is speculating. But I feel I have always spoken about my relationships with respect.”
Rooting for love, loyalty and stability from a relationship, Kapoor is not worried that Saif is 10 years older to her and has a past. The most important thing about a relationship is “that we are happy right now. We do live separately but we spend a lot of time together. I really don’t know what happens tomorrow, but now, I enjoy my time travelling and running away to undisclosed destinations of Europe with him. We are really a very ‘settled’ couple.” Ask her if she remembers having mentioned about wanting to date Rahul Gandhi in a television interview and she exclaims, “That was long time back. I said that because we both have famous surnames. I would love to host him someday and see him as our PM but definitely I do not want to date him.”
We can’t let the Bollywood diva go away without asking her about her much talked about size zero figure and she says, “Do I look like one? Look at my arms, my frame. Every girl dreams to be thin. I did lose a lot of weight for Tashan. I used to be round like my father in my Refugee days, but I am definitely not size zero. I eat, I do yoga for an hour everyday and there are days when I don’t look pretty. People should realise that.” Five years from now, the actor sees herself working and maybe doing another show in Ahmedabad. “Yes, I will continue working even after my marriage. Didn’t Saif’s mother continue to work after marriage?” Yes, it’s all very clear in her mind.