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Bipasha Basu, Karan Singh Grover still refer to each other as girlfriend/boyfriend

Married for nearly a year now, the actress discloses an intriguing facet of her relationship with her husband.

Mayur Lookhar

Her career may be on the wane but Bipasha Basu has courted news for her personal life over the past few years. Basu, who married TV actor Karan Singh Grover in April 2016, revealed a surprising facet of their relationship. Though married for nearly a year now, Basu stunned everyone at an event when she said the couple still refer to each other as boyfriend and girlfriend.

The Alone (2015) actress had stepped out for the promotional activity of a health magazine which has featured her on the cover of its latest issue.

Basu was asked how marriage has changed her, to which she came up with a few interesting disclosures.

"I keep getting asked this question," she said. "Suddenly, there is a man in my room. We had to figure out who goes to the outside loo, who uses the inside loo. He wakes up at 5:30 am every day, does his yoga. His job is to wake me up at 9:00 am. He is very caring and loving. I’ve always wanted someone like him. We never had to work to fit into each other’s life. Fitting with him, it was just organic. He is my companion, my best friend. In fact, we still refer to each as the other's girlfriend/boyfriend."

Basu also disclosed why Grover is the ideal man for her. She said, "I don’t like to work 25 hours. That’s hurting your body. I always wanted a life where I work but then I unwind by going on a holiday. This was one of the conditions which I had before marrying Karan. Luckily, he, too, shares the same dream. So we both like to work hard and then take off to a new holiday destination."

That much is evident from the numerous holidays the couple has taken over the past year, with Basu actively posting fabulous holidaying pictures on Instagram.

She is 38 now, but Basu remains fit as a fiddle. That is why it is hard to believe that the actress was once advised by doctors not to perform rigorous physical activity.

Talking about her troubled childhood, Basu said, "At a very young age, I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis. The doctors told my mother that I should not be stressing my body and even that my body wasn’t meant to sit. It was very tough in the beginning. I had to work on strengthening my leg muscles. I had to make the foundation of my body stronger. I had to lose weight to ease the burden on my knees. Once I did that, I started understanding my body so much better."