Scared Bipasha chants Gayatri Mantra on flight
Bipasha Basu had a horrible experience on flight while returning from Diu. Inorder to save 90 minutes of their precious time, the cast members of Priyadarshan's 'Aakrosh' decided to hire a chartered flight instead of normal flight. Everyone was fine with the idea of hiring a chartered flight but Bipasha Basu was little nervous. Throughout the journey, she chanted Gayatri Mantra 3000 times.
Robin Bhatt, Priyadarshan, Reema Sen and George were also on the same flight. Though the flight took off and landed safely, Bips does not want to repeat the experience. Says the actress, "When AJ asked me to fly with him, I was reluctant. I have a fear of small flights and have avoided them for nine years. I didn't want to take the normal flight as it takes more time so I said yes. Also, I didn't want to sound like a freak when everyone else was being so brave."
The actress continues, "You have to crawl into the aircraft. But Ajay pacified me by saying that he, too, is claustrophobic and that I would feel better after some time if I relaxed. After we took off, we ran into rough weather and were thrown around in our seats like potatoes in a sack. I have been reading about plane crashes for a while now and panicked."
Except Bips, all were quite relaxed, "Ajay, Reema and George were laughing and joking about the plane crashing while Priyan slept." Bipasha chanted Gayatri Mantra throughout, Bips adds, "It just popped into my mind. I think I must have chanted it at least 3000 times on that flight. Fortunately, the plane landed safely. I hate flying; especially in the monsoons when the weather gets choppy. Initially, Ajay and Reema were trying to scare me but when she saw how terrified I was, she asked Ajay to stop joking."