Author : Shubha Shetty-Saha
Bipasha Basu is super excited about hosting the 'Seven Wonders of the World' ceremony in Portugal
Bipasha Basu is hosting the 'Seven Wonders of the World' ceremony at the Benfica Stadium in Lisbon, Portugal on July 7. The event is expected to have performances by Jennifer Lopez, Dulce Pontes, Chaka Khan, Jose Carreras, Alessandro Safina and Joaquin Coartes. Special guests include Neil Armstrong and Cristiano Ronaldo.
As she leaves for Portugal today, Bipasha says, "I am a little nervous and also excited like a little girl. Due to my poor eyesight, I've turned down many offers to host award and corporate functions in the past. I was afraid I would not be able to read the teleprompter. But hosting this event was too good to resist, so I've decided to wear contact lenses."
She has been wearing the lenses for the last two days, but it's not suiting her too well. "I wore it for five hours and ended with a headache. I just hope I manage it," she says.
Another problem is the script for the event. "I was supposed to get it some time back, but apparently the director of the show was not happy with the script. I guess I will have to read it during the flight. Please pray that everything goes well for me," she says.
However, there is one thing that Bipasha is very confident about and that is the clothes that she will be wearing for the event. "I will be wearing a bright fuchsia pink saree with red ruby neck piece. a bit," she says with a grin.
"Since I will be representing India, I thought it's best to wear a saree. It is entirely my idea. I don't care if people rip me apart for my choice of a saree, or people say I have exposed too much cleavage or tummy!" she says, adding, "I will later change to a soft ivory coloured gown. I didn't want to go for a western designer like Armani, so I chose a gown by Gauri Naini."
Bipasha says it's a huge challenge to be sharing stage with some of the best talents in the world. "I am truly excited about meeting all of them. Please wish me all the luck," she says
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