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Asin talks about rumours that Salman Khan gifted her a swanky house, why her father takes all her business decisions, and why she isn’t in touch with Aamir Khan
By Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 14, 2009)

Why did you move out of your parents’ house and buy a new one for yourself?
I got that house at a very economical price and it was next to my parents’ house. It was simply a great deal. So why not?

Has life changed after moving?
My responsibilities have increased. But then, I was never reckless or irresponsible before I moved into my new house (laughs). I still end up sleeping at my parents’ place many times. At times, they come over and stay with me. There is no hard and fast rule about where I end my day. Anyway, I am not a person who is scared of staying alone.

Rumour has it that Salman Khan gifted your new house.
I was shooting for London Dreams when this news broke. After reading the news, Salman came up to me and said, “How do you like the new house, which I have gifted you?” Ajay Devgan and Vipul Shah couldn’t stop laughing.


What is your take on your father giving up on his businesses to manage your career?
It was entirely my dad’s decision. I didn’t have a say. Now, he handles everything related to my work. He trusts me and he didn’t react when I was linked to Salman. He has done a lot for me. I don’t know how to repay him. But I feel he should slow down a bit now. He was unwell a couple of months ago, but he is a very strong man; physically and mentally. He is taking life a bit easily now.

My mother, who is a doctor, also took voluntary retirement because she has to manage two homes here. I need her help as I travel often. I am their only child. They want me to give my best to whatever it is I want from life. I am from a very educated background, but they never forced me to follow their dreams. I can’t do without them. I call dad a ‘pillar’ and mom an ‘angel’.


Are they strict? Do you still have a deadline to reach home?
No. Even in my college days, I wasn’t a part of wild parties where people would drink or smoke.


Are you willing to use foul language or expose if a role demands it?
It depends on what comes my way. It would depend on how comfortable the people, character and the script make me feel. I believe in ‘never say never’. I don’t have any fixed rules.


Are you in touch with Aamir Khan?
No. We had a professional relationship. That’s all.


What are your parameters while deciding to sign a film?
The most important factors are script, character, director, producer, co-actor – in exactly this order. While selecting a role, I completely rely on my gut instinct.


Will marriage and kids figure in your life anytime soon?
I would like a family but right now, it’s too soon to make those plans. I would rather look at my immediate future.