‘MOM WANTS A GRAND­CHILD’

Bi­pasha and hus­band Karan want more time as a cou­ple, but her fam­ily wants that ‘good news’ soon

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Ac­tor cou­ple Bi­pasha Basu (left) and Karan Singh Grover cel­e­brated their first wed­ding an­niver­sary last month. The two are known for post­ing videos and pic­tures, in which they’re play­fully af­fec­tion­ate with each other, on In­sta­gram. Bi­pasha tells us that she and Karan want to en­joy this time and are in no hurry to start a fam­ily. “We love ba­bies. But [we] need more ‘alone time’ to­gether — once the baby ar­rives, it’s al­ways only ‘baby time,’” says the 38-year-old.

Their fam­i­lies seem to think dif­fer­ently. “My mom is very keen to have a grand­daugh­ter soon,” says Bi­pasha.

It’s a com­mon be­lief that mar­riage and ba­bies of­ten hin­der a fe­male ac­tor’s ca­reer; a man hits no such hur­dle.

Bi­pasha says that it’s about time both gen­ders were treated equally. “[Fe­male] ac­tors are hu­man be­ings — we fall in love and get mar­ried. Ca­reer and per­sonal life are two dif­fer­ent as­pects of ev­ery­one’s life. I wish we were treated the same way, too,” she says, but then points out that “things are chang­ing pos­i­tively for mar­ried [fe­male] ac­tors, though”.

For now, Bi­pasha is busy read­ing scripts, and han­dling en­dorse­ments and her work in fit­ness.

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