When Bipasha bent 'name' rule for Jodi Breakers

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 24, 2012 07:55 hrs

Jodi Breakers has a song titled Bipasha composed by Salim-Sulaiman, but actress Bipasha Basu had apprehensions before lending her name to the number.

"It's a song and it's a dance number where I have performed. I was apprehensive before performing it but (director) Ashwini Chaudhary insisted that I should listen to the song. The composition by Salim-Sulaiman was excellent. I made everyone hear it - friends and family, and they said they liked the song and that it will go to waste if I don't perform in it," said Bipasha.

"I have been very protective about my name. I don't even lend it to a character... This is the film I am really attached to. So for a nice film I didn't mind lending my name," she added.

Jodi Breakers, released on February 24, sees Bipasha romancing Madhavan.

Bipasha, who came out with a fitness DVD sometime back, says being fit is an added bonus.

"I believe I need to be healthy, I need to respect my body. I always preach and push people to love themselves and look good," she said adding that stress is taking a toll on people in their 30s.

"Stress related diseases are everywhere and the age group has come down to 30... it's not far when it will reach the 20s. I always believe when you look after yourself, the added bonus is that you look good," the 33-year-old said.

But at the same time, Bipasha eats well and added, "I am a big eater but I eat healthy. But I work out a lot. I am very blessed that I love to workout. When I go to the gym, I have the biggest smile on my face and people are jealous of me. Everybody is like, 'What is this? Whenever you come here you look so happy.' People think I am very motivational."

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