Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover got married in April but their honeymoon continues. This year they celebrate their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple. Here they talk about love and it’s making us mushy. Read on…
Your thoughts about Valentine’s Day?
Bipasha: I love it because I love occasions. I need a reason to celebrate and Valentine’s Day is a day of love. If there is one official day to claim your love for everybody that you love, it is today.KSG: I was not very big on days like these or celebrations of any kind, but after meeting Bipasha that’s changed quite a bit. She likes to celebrate and being around her, while she’s celebrating is just very infectious. For every occasion she’s like ‘Yayyy!’
Your perfect Valentine’s date?
Bipasha: Anything — great food, laughing a lot, any lovely place to sit and relax. Great food is a necessity… Karan makes me laugh a lot so I love it.KSG: Laugh a lot means what? You are married to a sardar — what else will you do? For me knowing that she’s having her perfect Valentine’s Day is good enough.That and she’s happy and getting the food that she wants is my perfect date. I love the beach and candlelight dinners but there’s no point in having a candlelight dinner if she’s not getting the food she wants.
What are you doing this time?
Bipasha: We had thought that we will have a family dinner as we are a family of foodies but we will think more. We are alone every day as we socialise quite less. Once we found each other, life is good.KSG: I am a very anti-social person so I don’t like going out at all without her…
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Bipasha: No, not at all.KSG: Yes. It could happen if you are really lucky. You could see someone and feel ‘Whoa! I love her!’
Bipasha: It can happen to you?
KSG: No, not any more… Why would I think that now? Have you seen yourself?
Bipasha (Laughs): I would whack you if it did!
The moment you knew he/she was the right person for you?
Bipasha: It took me some time. We went through a very tough time together because we liked each other, but we were in different worlds and to make that possible was pretty much impossible in our heads so we denied each other. We were attracted to each other, but we consciously tried to stay away. It’s like a film where we tried our best to keep away from each other and we failed. You can’t pinpoint a day.
KSG: It’s not like we are children and we have been through our set of experiences. You understand attraction, infatuation and all those things but there’s that and much more. It unnerves and you want to understand why you want to be with that person.
Bipasha: You can discuss it with as many close people in the world, but they don’t know what you are feeling. A moment is tough as we went through quite a lot of feelings… Separation, emotions and then coming to terms with the fact that we have a great friendship and we should not let it go, and then the friendship culminated into a beautiful bond which got stronger every day and we never really knew when we were in love.
KSG: I don’t believe in stereotypes of Mr and Miss Right. In the ideal world scenario I am very far from what Mr Right is supposed to be.
Bipasha: We go wrong when we follow a book or stereotypes. It’s like a medical relationship. You have to follow your heart. When you are feeling something strong for someone, never ask anybody. Give yourself time.
KSG: Following that bookish knowledge of Mr and Miss Right has ruined us. What is right for you may be wrong for me. Most people have given up on love. You have to know yourself.
Bipasha: He’s more heart than me. For me the choice was made. I was going through my wedding videos and I have spoken a lot. In that the director has pulled it out, that I finally found someone with a bigger heart than mine and I won’t let him go. That’s when I made the decision that this is what works for me.
KSG: She loves that my heart is bigger than her as my brain is smaller than hers (laughs). (Bipasha tells him to shut up) Everything about Bipasha bowled me over but when you get over her beauty there’s an aura about her which just makes me happy. There are not many people in the world whose presence makes everything nice around them, even if she walks through a swamp she will leave flowers growing behind her…
Bipasha: Ya, magical powers I have. He says all these things always. I walked through a swamp and nothing like that happened.
KSG: Maybe it did. How do you know? She makes everybody happy and if there’s any negativity or heavy feeling, no matter how or where it’s from it just goes away when Bipasha walks in.
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