I am looking forward to being in love: Vidya Balan

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By Subhash K. Jha

Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan says the fun quotient is getting better for her with every movie. "First 'Parineeta', then 'Salaam-e-Ishq', followed by 'Hey Babyy' and now 'Bhool Bhulaiya' with Priyadarshan. All of them were loads of fun," says the actress.

The actress can't stop giggling when she remembers the shooting of "Hey Babyy" in Australia and can't stop giggling about it.

"Akshay, and director Sajid Khan and producer Sajid Nadiadwala, are a delight. All the three share great vibes with me. Sajid Khan and I have been buddies for years. It was one group of mad-hatters. Fun was the main issue in Australia. Work was in automation," the actress said.

One of the things that Vidya is looking forward to this year is being in love.

Remind her that it's only healthy for a young attractive single girl like her to be linked to co-stars and Vidya sighs: "Yes, I'm young and single and most certainly looking forward to being in love. Unfortunately, both John Abraham and Akshay Kumar are attached. And that creates more of an embarrassment for them than me. Come to think of it, where are the eligible single guys in our industry? I'll have to look elsewhere."

Vidya shot for "Hey Babyy" in Australia for four months. "Akshay was a major prankster. I was on tenterhooks all the time. One did not know what Akshay was up to. My one ambition in life is to get even with him for all the pranks that he has played on me. Shooting has seldom been so much fun. I didn't even realise how these two schedules for the two completely contrasting films, 'Hey Babyy' and 'Bhool Bhulaiya', passed off," she said.

As for her involvement with co-stars, Vidya is aware that tongues will wag all over again. "I'm prepared for stories to filter back. I've gone through this before. During 'Salaam-e-Ishq', they linked me to John Abraham for the same reason because people saw us having so much fun together. Now there'll gossip because Akshay and I had a great time," she said.

For "Bhool Bhulaiya", Vidya had to do some serious heart-in-the-mouth classical dancing. "As a child, I learnt Bharatanatyam. Then I learnt Kathak for a couple of months a few years ago. That's it. But I had to do one elaborate classical dance and I was so scared. I believe it has turned out well, thanks to choreographer Pony Verma. Pony has done a lot of songs with Priyan, who told my Dad that he is happy with the way I've danced. I truly enjoyed it. Thank god," she said.

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