Asin was conspicuous by her absence at the premiere of her recent release Bol Bachchan. While every cast and unit member was present at the screening held at a suburban multiplex on Thursday, the actress's no-show raised eyebrows.
According to her spokesperson, "Asin did not attend the event, as she was not feeling well and suddenly developed high fever making it impossible for her to step out. As a result she was forced to skip the event."
But according to a source it could also have something to do with the promos of Anurag Kashyap's Ranbir-Priyanka-Ileana starrer that were attached to her film. Says a source, "Anurag had offered Asin a role in his film first, immediately after he completed writing it. But at that time she chose Rohit Shetty's film. As the shoot schedules were clashing, she could only do one of the projects. With the promos creating a buzz and people wondering why she decided not to do the Ranbir-starrer, Asin just wanted to give the scenario a miss."
The source adds, "She also realised that it was her male co-stars of her recent release that were hogging the limelight, so she was better off not being in the picture."
Why do I need an item song, quips Asin
Actor Asin is one of the few actors in Bollywood, who is yet to do an item number. Ask the actor about it and she says that though not averse to doing such songs, she just doesn't feel the need to succumb to the pressure of doing it. “First of all, I just don't like that word. 'Item' is so derogatory, as if the actor is some commodity. And secondly, I don't understand why an actor has to do any such song to add to the popularity. Will I be any less of an actor or more if I dance on any special song? I am not saying that I am averse to doing any such song, but I don't see why I need to do one either?” quips Asin.
The actor, who was last seen opting for a rather hot western avatar in Housefull 2, has now donned a desi avatar in her recent release Bol Bachchan. Point it out and Asin reveals that it's not just the outfits, it's even fun doing roles that are so varied from each other. “That's the best part of our jobs I think, you get to be so many different people,” she says. But ask her what she thinks is sexier and Asin is quick to reply, “Both!” Elaborating further, she adds, “Even eyes can make you look sexy, so I don't think that being sexy has anything to do with clothes at all. They may up the sexy quotient or reduce it, but they alone can't make a person sexy. Skin show doesn't always add to a person's sex appeal, so I think Indian or western outfits, it all depends on how confidently you wear them and the attitude.”
While the actor's quite clear about her own sexy attitude, we ask Asin about her attitude towards competition in films. “Yes, there's immense competition if you look at it like a race and none at all, if you are looking at your own growth as an actor alone. But frankly, I've never let these numbers affect me. I didn't let the success of my three 100 crore films get to my head and I'm not going to let any of the failures get to my heart. That's how I've always lived and that's how it will always be,” smiles Asin. KRK is lying, I am single: Asin
You want to ignore his tweets but you can't. So, you notice that actor Kamal R Khan tweets about having met his “first love” Asin. “Just finished meeting with Asin. She said that she already has a boyfriend. So love story is over,” he posted. However, the doe-eyed South star has lashed out saying that she never met him.
“I don't know why he wrote such a big lie on Twitter. I have not met him at all, and I'm single. I think he is a little miffed with me, as I could not meet up with him in Dubai,” says Asin, 26, referring to the meeting that her Bol Bachchan co-star Abhishek Bachchan had fixed up between her and KRK on seeing what a great fan of hers he was. “The meeting could not materialise because of our hectic schedule. So I did not get a chance to meet him,” she says.
Ask her what she thinks of his public show of love for her, and she says, “What can I say? I have not read what he tweets about me as I am not on Twitter; Abhishek was the one who told me about it.”
KRK, on his part, continues to unfailingly begin every day with a 'Good morning and kiss to my first love Asin' tweet.
When asked about his lie, he comes clean. “I have never met Asin and I don't even want to meet her. I never requested Abhishek to facilitate a meeting. Main isliye unse nahi milna chahta kyunki main ghabra aur sharma jaunga.”