Asin Thottumkal is an actress who does not generally take off on extended holidays.
But the Ghajini girl, who enjoys new sights and likes to explore different cultures, sure knows how to de-stress and chill out whenever she gets a break from her hectic work schedules.
Recently, the pretty actress was shooting in Jaipur for her latest Bollywood flick, Bol Bachchan, with her costars Abhishek Bachchan and Ajay Devgan.
Sources say that the shooting of a particular combo scene requiring Ajay and Abhishek was not wrapped and got extended to the next day. Since Asin was not a part of the scene, she got a day off and reportedly prowled around the Pink City to take in the sights.
Speaking to DC from Jaipur, an excited Asin bubbled enthusiastically, "I got an unexpected day off last week! I love exploring different places, meeting people and absorbing diverse cultures. When my director Rohit Shetty called and told me that I was not required for the day, it was a welcome relief."
"I just jumped at the chance and decided to go on a sight-seeing trip around the city instead of confining myself to the four walls of the star hotel where we were staying. I visited Amir (Amber) Fort and from there headed to Sheesh Mahal, Albert Mahal and Hawa Mahal. What a colorful and vibrant city!" she marvelled.
The gutsy girl from God's own country, who admits that she is an adventurous person by nature, embarked on a camel ride as well as an elephant ride, for a few hours. "I have seen a lot of people who are scared to ride on a camel or elephant. But I did not want to miss the experience and I rode on an elephant to the Amir Fort."
Later she drove to a shopping complex and went on a shopping spree.
She bought plentiful handicrafts, fabrics, Mughal paintings, pashminas, and limited editions of books on jewellery design and dance, which are available only in Jaipur. "I also watched a Rajasthani puppet show in the evening and spoke to a few snake charmers on the road, though I felt sad for the reptiles", she remarked.
A source reveals that there were huge crowds of Abhishek fans who had gathered at the shooting venue when they got the news that the Bol Bachchan unit would be camping in Jaipur for the next month.
Reportedly they also got into an argument with Bachchan's bodyguards when they got too close and the guards showed them their muscle power