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A date with Bipasha Basu awaits Vijender if he wins gold

August 21, 2008

Vijender KumarThere are a lot of perks to winning an Olympic medal in India (just ask Abhinav Bindra). State governments offer you lakhs, sometimes even crores of rupees, you get a lifetime railway pass, visit the Prime Minister and Sonia Gandhi, and even get patted on the cheek by President Pratibha Patil (hey, that’s a perk).

But boxer Vijender Kumar, who is in the semifinals of the middleweight category at Beijing, has one incentive no one, not even Prime Minister Manmohan Singh or President Patil can offer him — a hot date with his favourite actress Bipasha Basu.

Bipasha BasuWhen told she was Kumar’s favourite, Basu told reporters she would go on a hot date with the Haryanvi lad if he won a gold medal for the country.

There’s two ways of looking at this. Kumar can either take this as the opportunity of a lifetime and give it his all, or be so overawed with the prospect of a dream date that he loses focus.

If I were Kumar though, I would focus on the medal, not Bipasha Basu. After all, the medal is not going to run into John Abraham’s arms the minute dinner is over. This one will be for keeps.

Join us in wishing Vijender Kumar best of luck.

Comments

I don’t know about Vijender but I’ll go for Bipasha any day :)

Posted by Akshay Kaul | Report as abusive
 

How stupid. Vijender can get any girl he wants – right now he should go for the gold and not bother abt Bips.

Posted by Natasha | Report as abusive
 

Now they will spoil this kid by turning his attention into bollywood. not that it is wrong until he can make out big in it. no sportsman has made it big so far.

well can bipasha define what she meant by hot date. being with someone already how can she publicly promise a hot date with some other man. did she mean temperature hot ? oh well vijendar , they say enjoy it till it lasts. good luck in the semis and finals. hope u can make jana gana mana be the anthem in your medal presentation.

Posted by vivek | Report as abusive
 

Let sports be at its place and the glamour at its place. Bipasha is really good looking and a talented actress; however not only she herself but let entire glamour industry learn this fact that let sports be at its place and the glamour at its place. A so called ‘hot date’ should not be part of any motivation for sportsmen…may be she might have offered it in a very good sense, but only ‘Good Wishes’ are mattered…Bipasha, isnt it?

 

Hey…
plz don’t start talking like the critics!
my all good wishes are there for Vij. But I don’t see any harm in Bipasha’s encouraging “wish” , as well.She is bold.I feel it will boost him towards Gold.if it happens, may be 1% credit should go to Bipasha!And it’s not a crime.So my patting will be for Both of them.
We should not be interested in her personal life.Let he r wish in her own manner.I convey my respect to both Vij and Bips, towards the achivements in their lives.
Vandemataram…

Posted by Joydeep Bhattacharya | Report as abusive
 

Bipasha.. you have to wait for some time ;)
I don’t think Vijender will have time for U.

Posted by Om | Report as abusive
 

all the best for ur compition

Posted by Ramesh | Report as abusive
 

think about the country. dont think abt any girl. bacoz u only r the hope of all indians. best of luck.

 

Hey Bips, first get permission from John Abraham

Posted by suresh | Report as abusive
 

sorry guys…
my assumption was wrong!
He lost:(
we have to be happy with a Bronze medal only.

Posted by Joydeep Bhattacharya | Report as abusive
 

Grossly irresposible Bipisha, she should not have taken this as publicity opertunity.

Posted by Rajendra | Report as abusive
 

Now that vijender finished with bronze , he can only hot date with Bipasha’s second sister tripasha Silver would have fetched date with Bipasha’s second sis Dupasha. Anyway vijender your asha is almost fulfilled.

Posted by vivek | Report as abusive
 

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