Mumbai: Bipasha Basu comes clean on her relationship with Shahid Kapoor, equation with ex flame John Abraham and more.

There was a time when you'd take John Abraham and Bipasha Basu's name almost in the same breath. Now, the lady refuses to even acknowledge the mention of him, simply referring to John as someone who isn't part of her life anymore.

Nevertheless, this Bengali beauty isn't disillusioned with love. Probably why back-to-back link-ups with former co-stars hardly bother her. In a refreshingly honest chat she talks love, work and more...

Your break-up with John Abraham has become headline material. Do you feel a little claustrophobic?

I have chosen to be part of an industry where everyone has his or her hawk eyes on you. And I think I will have to accept all the extra attention, wanted or unwanted. What's interesting is that everyone's looking to get me a boyfriend, when I am so very much single and loving it. At least give me the chance to spend time with people. Only then will I be able to start dating someone, right?

So are you spending time with Shahid Kapoor or even Ranbir Kapoor?

Ranbir's a sweetheart; he's a very good friend. I don't need to get to know him. I've known him for six whole years. Shahid and me, we hardly know each other. We worked on one film together (Shikhar), but then we never really spoke much. It takes time to get to know people. So yes, I am getting to know Shahid now.

But we can't say that you two are dating?

(Laughs) I get a lot of male attention and I'm not going to deny that. I get along with men, but I am not going to comment every time I go out for dinner with someone. Even my parents are not worried about me finding a boy as much as the rest of the world. They know that I am a responsible girl, and eventually I'll find someone and get settled.

Everyone's also talking about John dating someone. Does it bother you?

I am not really interested in talking about anyone who isn't part of my life anymore. You ask me anything about myself and I'm ready to talk.

You said you loved the promo of Rockstar. A dialogue in it says how heartbreaks help you make music or probably make you more creative. Do you believe that?

I don't believe in mulling over heartbreak. Yes, it makes you stronger, but I'm not the one to sit and sulk over it. I don't believe in wasting a minute over someone who doesn't value me.

A lot of girls who are junior to you are doing much better with their films. Does that make you insecure?

This industry is very brutal. A lot of people say a lot of things, even if it's none of their business. So if anyone's saying I'm out of the race, it doesn't bother me. I'm very thick-skinned and it helps me not to get affected. I'm very content with the kind of work I'm doing and that's all that matters.

You have Raaz 3, Singularity, Players and also Shyam Benegal's next. That's a lot of films...

The Bhatts have a soft corner for me, and I am so happy I could be part of Raaz 3. Of course, it's going to be nothing like the original because the whole space is changing too rapidly. Players, of course, is an out and out masala flick, but very stylish. I have discussed a script with Shyamji, which I totally loved. The logistics of that are being worked upon.

Did you get along with Sonam during Players?

She is a very sweet girl. She is a little like me in fact... lives in her own world. I like that about her.

Buzz is you're coming up with yet another Yoga DVD?

Yes, it's almost a year since I've been planning it. The previous one was pretty popular, amongst men more than women I guess. So this time I'm going to include a lot more tips for men, too.

Lastly, are you looking forward to watching any films this year?

I love the look of Mausam and of course Rockstar. I'm looking forward to both films.