Flowers, free time, family - Bollywood's V-Day wishlist


By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) The shining stars of Bollywood have different takes on celebrating Valentine's Day. While those in love like Bipasha Basu look forward to getting flowers, quite a few actors rue being single. But others like Minissha Lamba and Amrita Arora feel love should be expressed every day and not just once a year.

Bipasha Basu: Valentine's Day is special for all the people I love. I tell them how much I love them and prove my love for them with simple gestures. The ideal Valentine's gift would be hundreds of red carnations. I know John (Abraham) will get them for me.

Preity Zinta: To be able to balance my crazy schedule so that I've time for those I love. What more can I want this Valentine's Day?

Shilpa Shetty: I've got my Valentine's Day gift -- the IPL (Indian Premier League). And I've got the man (Raj Kundra) who gifted it to me by my side. What more can I want?

Malaika Arora: For me Valentine's Day means the freedom for people to express their love without worrying about self-appointed custodians of our precious moral values. The best gift I can think of is the right for us women to to live our lives how we want without intolerant groups stopping us.

Said Adnan Sami, whose wife Sabah has filed for divorce: What a Valentine's Day gift my wife has given me.

Kangana Ranaut: Valentine's Day means pure selfless love from me to everyone I love. My ideal gift would be roses and candles.

Sammir Dattani: My affair with the camera began on Valentine's Day. My first screen appearance was for a music video called 'Valentine's Day'.

Manisha Koirala: I'm spending Valentine's Day with family and friends. I want everyone to experience love in any and every relationship.

Urmila Matondkar: Valentine's Day is a time to show my friends and family how much they mean to me. The one gift I'm looking for is a gorgeous hunk. But the species seems extinct.

Neil Nitin Mukesh: For me Valentine's is a day of love and friendship and a day of mending bridges. My ideal gift would be a collective hug from all those friends and family whom I love. And a million kisses from that someone special.

Raima Sen: I'm single, so the only Valentine's gift I can give myself is time with family.

Minissha Lamba: When you're in love it's Valentine's Day all year round. Am I in love? Who knows a woman's heart? Not even the woman herself.

Celina Jaitley: Valentine's Day is emotional 'atyachaar' (torture) for those who aren't in love. It will remind me that I've been unhappily single for the last three years.

Tusshar Kapoor: The day would again remind me I'm single. How about a love life for me this Valentine's Day?

Amrita Arora: Valentine's Day means nothing to me. Love should be celebrated every day. Bring on the love!

Koena Mitra: Everyone loves to be loved. But being single gives me more room to love myself without sharing that space with someone else. All the eligible men have been taken away. The rest are not worth considering.

Pooja Bedi: It's horrible to be single on such a romantic day. But my brother Adam is getting married on Valentine's Day. So I'll be happy watching two people in love being united. As for myself I'm a hopeless and a hopeful romantic. I'm even in love with the idea of love.

Dia Mirza: Being single on Valentine's Day is the same as any other day. Love is a feeling that you can't miss. It's omnipresent.

Jiah Khan: There's too much work. No time to think about love.

Vatsal Seth: Whom is one kidding by saying it's great to be single? Valentine's Day and single? It's like no one being there to wish you on your birthday.