Times of Oman
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I spend money on diamonds: Sonam Kapoor
February 13, 2013 | 12:00 AM

They say diamonds are a girl's best friend and the adage holds true for Bollywood actress and fashionista Sonam Kapoor who spends a huge amount of her income on real jewellery.

Sonam, 27, who is the brand ambassador of Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council, said she loves antique neck-pieces and never thinks twice before buying a new one.

"I never invest in property, rather I spend a huge amount of my income on diamonds. I feel they are one's assets. I love antique jewellery and in my films also you will see I wear a lot of them. I don't buy junk jewellery," said Sonam, who was in the Capital to announce the first edition of India Gems Jewellery Fair (IGJF) here starting from April 6.

Clad in a beige saree and a diamond necklace, Sonam also expressed her displeasure over the 12.36 per cent service tax levied on actors.

"We are being bullied by the Government. They are taking an extra amount of tax from us but I don't know where they are using it. I would love to give my money to a charity rather than this Government," she added.

The actress will be seen in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' next opposite Farhan Akhtar. She is also shooting for three films - 'Ranjhanaa', an untitled Yash Raj Film and the remake of 'Khoobsurat'.

I am becoming the face of fear on big screen: Bipasha Basu (AFP)
After being a part of several horror films, Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu says she has become the face of fear on big screen.

Bipasha, 34, has starred in Vishesh Bhatt's 'Raaz' and 'Raaz 3', Ram Gopal Varma's 'Darna Zaroori Hai', Mahesh Manjrekar's 'Rakht', among other suspense flicks, and now she will be seen in yet another horror film 'Aatma'.

"I think I have become the face of fear now after acting in quite a few horror films. I don't mind becoming a trend-setter in this space. If the role and the subject in horror space is interesting then why not do it," Bipasha said.

The 'Jism' star feels the horror genre in India is in its nascent stage and filmmakers must come up with innovative concepts to further explore this space.

"I feel the horror genre is in its nascent stage here in India. I feel people out here should try out new ways of creating fear. There are many interesting things to explore in horror space."

About the reason for getting such offers, the actress said, "May be its the role and the script that attract me to do horror films. I am a greedy actor.

"Also my roles in such films have been different and strong. So it's good to play such roles," she said.

'Aatma', directed by Suparn Verma, stars Bipasha and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead. The film releases on March 22.

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