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Shakira to cast Nadal in Gypsy

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Published: Thursday, February 25, 2010, 15:59 [IST]

London (ANI): Shakira says she decided to cast Rafael Nadal opposite her in a new music video because she "identifies" with the Spanish tennis star. The 33-year-old Colombian singer sparked romance rumours with Nadal when both of them were snapped meeting shortly before they filmed a racy promo for Shakira''s new track Gypsy.

Nadal's rep rubbished the rumours earlier this month and now Shakira has opened up about her relationship with him. "I thought that maybe I needed someone (in the video) I could in some way identify with. And Rafael Nadal is a person who has been totally committed to his career since he was very young, since he was 17, I believe," the Daily Star quoted Shakira, as saying.

She added: "(The song represents my) way of living and seeing life. I've been on the road since I was very young, so that''s where the gypsy metaphor comes from."

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