Bipasha speaks about John

John Abraham
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Bipasha Basu
Bipasha Basu (Image via

Post her break-up with John Abraham two years ago, Bipasha Basu has certainly moved on, what with being linked to the likes of Shahid Kapoor and Rana Daggubati.
But while she continues to remain friends with her exes, her relationship with John - who was in her life for nearly a decade - is nothing if not distant. Even though the actress has always been silent about their relationship going kaput, Bipasha, for the first time, opens up on John's upcoming marriage to banker Priya Runchal.

John has announced he plans to get married this year...

I'm sorry, my memory span is very short. I only remember people I've met three months ago. I don't remember anybody before that!

Are you happy for him?
Yes, of course! It's good if people have intentions to settle down. I congratulate him in a heartfelt way.

Are you in touch with him?
Not at all.

When are you planning to get married?
Definitely not right now! I get applications from men on a daily basis (laughs), but I want to wait till love happens. The bell hasn't rung yet and love takes time for me. I am not in a hurry. Right now, I am in a bratty frame of mind and enjoying myself too much to fall in love. I'm doing all the things I couldn't do before.

Can you fall in love with an actor again?
You can't decide whom to fall in love with. It just happens. But right now, I am focusing on my work. When I was in a committed relationship, films like "I Am Legend" and "Pink Panther 2" (which Aishwarya Rai subsequently did) came my way, but I foolishly let them go. I lacked ambition because my priorities were different at that point. However, I can't blame anyone for it. I take responsibility for my actions. They were choices I made. I don't like to dwell on them now. I am aggressively different from what I was two years ago. I want to do great work and won't let interesting projects go again.

Are you apprehensive about doing an item song with John for "Shootout At Wadala"?
No. I won't attempt something unless I am sure of it. Why would I do something if it was giving me anxiety pangs or making me emotional (laughs)?
Can exes remain friends?
Yes, exes can be good friends, but after a certain time. Though no break-up is a good break-up, time heals everything, including broken friendships. It also depends on the kind of people they are, their mindsets and the reasons for the break ups. But cheating, infidelity and deceit are generally tough to forgive, and in those cases, real friendship is not possible.

Did John cheat on you in the 9 years you were together?
I reserve my comments.

Do you think you can be friends with him?
I really don't know. I have forgiven and forgotten though...

When you get into a serious relationship, will you treat your man differently from how you'd treated John?
Of course. I'll put myself first now. Usually, I am a giver, but it won't be the same in my next relationship.
I'd want the man in my life to do more for me, to accept me the way I am and not change me. He has to fit into my life, not the other way round - as it was in the past.

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