August 21, 2008 / 11:02 AM / 9 years ago

Hot date with Bipasha in store for 'golden' Vijender

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu has offered to go on a date with Indian boxer Vijender Kumar if he wins gold at the Beijing Olympics.

Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu arrives for the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) in Sheffield, northern England, June 9, 2007. REUTERS/Darren Staples/Files

Kumar, 23, assured himself of at least a bronze medal when he outpointed Ecuador’s Carlos Goncora in the middleweight quarterfinals on Wednesday.

Now, he’s two bouts away from Olympic gold and a “hot” date with one of Bollywood’s most glamorous heroines.

“I have heard that Vijender told the media that I am his favourite actress,” Basu told reporters on Thursday.

“Well, let me tell him that if he wins the gold medal for India, I will go on a hot date with him.”

Up next for the handsome pugilist from Haryana, a part-time model, is a bout against Cuba’s Emilio Correa.

“I just want to wish him all the best for his semifinal bout, and I hope he comes home with the gold,” Basu said.

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