Marriage can wait: Asin

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By Hindustan Times

New Delhi, Oct. 28 -- Shuttling between the shooting schedules for movies Bodyguard (with Tollywood actor Vikram) and Ready (with Salman Khan), actor Asin "is greatful to have got a day off to celebrate her birthday with friends and family today".

Fresh start

Now that the actor has turned 25, does she plan to settle down? "If I meet a nice person, why not? I am open to love. When you live a public life, it's difficult to find a date," says the actor, before clarifying that she is not planning to get married anytime soon since she is concentrating on her career.

"But I am not shutting out the possibility of romance," she says. Asin doesn't have a list of "must-haves" qualities that her prospective boyfriend should possess, but she would prefer "integrity and character" in the guy she dates.

The actor, who started working in films at a very young age, had never had the time to develop crush on anyone. But now that she has, will she be the one to make the first move?

"Even if I like someone, I don't think I would make the first move. I am not consciously anticipating or planning anything. I think the guy needs to make the first move."

Meanwhile, for her 25th birthday today, three of her childhood friends have flown down from Liverpool, Australia and New York. "I am pleasantly surprised that they came all the way," says Asin. Last year, the actor's parents had surprised her by decorating the house, while Salman's (Khan) younger sister came over with a few friends and got her a cake at midnight.