Oct12/09



After her crowd trauma at a recent festive event, Bips now feels insecure in bheed-bhaad. Sensing her wariness, Ajay Devgan arranged for several bouncers to escort Bipasha Basu from the Delhi airport to the Ferozshah Kotla grounds and back, until they returned to Mumbai. Reveals our source, “Ajay arranged for 20 bouncers from Delhi to escort Bipasha everywhere in the capital. Only at the venue, where the cast of All The Best were to promote their film at the ongoing Champions League T20 match between the Delhi Daredevils and Victorian Bushrangers, were the security guys not allowed to enter. The venue had ‘Z’-level security and everyone inside had to have their pictures xeroxed and sent in earlier for approval. Bipasha confirms that the security arrangements while travelling to Delhi were extremely organized. “It felt good to feel safe this time.


Ajay is a fantastic producer and I share a great rapport with him. Over the years, due to certain untoward incidents in Delhi and Jaipur, I have learned to take care of myself. This time, thanks to the good security arrangement, I enjoyed my time in Delhi.”It may be remembered that during this year’s Durga Puja, Bips had an embarrassing experience. Says a source close to Devgn, “Ajay is very protective when it comes to women. He was very upset when he had heard how Bipasha had suffered a horrible ordeal recently. Apparently, a man had come running from the crowds and tried to touch her while she was visiting the Mukerjis’ Durga Puja in Santa Cruz.”Does she get scared while traveling in crowds because she’s known to be a tough lady? “I may be a tough lady but yes I do get scared when I see more than five guys around me. I don’t blame people for their over enthusiasm and excitement but I feel more comfortable when there’s some distance between me and the crowds.”



Few know that Bips loves cricket. “I used to play league cricket in school. In Delhi, I got to watch bits of the match and sat in the VVIP enclosure with IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.” Has she ever thought of buying an IPL team? “I don’t have any finances to do that but if I could associate myself with any group dealing with cricket, I would definitely be interested.”