Genelia D’souza wants a break. Not from her work, but from the speculations about her marriage to Riteish Deshmukh. The actor neither confirms nor denies the rumours about her romantic connection with Riteish, but says that she’ll definitely get vocal about her matrimony plans once she decides to tie the knot. Genelia, who is awaiting her next release, talks to CS about love, her passion for sports and breaking out of the bubbly girl image:
Who: Genelia D’souza
What: Talks about love, marriage and her love for sports
Where: Mehboob studio
Head over heart
I’m a romantic person. To me, love is very important in every relationship. However, people confuse love and ego and end up feeling miserable. Everyone needs a breathing space and if you respect your partner’s thoughts and what s/he does, you’ll never be in an unhappy relationship. Celebrate life together and everything will be perfect. But yes, I sincerely hope that people stop speculating about Riteish and me. It’s been five years since people have been talking about our marriage and it’s not happened yet. So I’ll say that whenever I’m ready to marry, it’ll be priority no.1 and I’ll definitely talk about it. While on the topic of marriage, I have no idea what makes an ideal wife. I’ll take things as they come, but yes, I’ll never change who I am and what
I like to do.
News about me playing badminton in Manali while shooting for my next film has spread like wildfire. But I’ve always been passionate about sports. I was a national level football player; I’ve played basketball and even tried my hand at hockey. It’s just that I’d never pursued badminton before. Another reason is that I hate working out in a gym and a sport is the best way to stay in shape. You know, when I first appeared in a pen ad, my friends were shocked. They would say, “Has she really got the ad? How can she become a model?” So yes, my skills as an actor were underestimated, but the career found me and I’ve opened up as an actor and am enjoying it.
I’ve been trying to shed my bubbly girl image, but I’m not too desperate about it. I love my bubbly side, but I’m a sensible and mature girl as well. All I’m interested is in doing my job the right way. I’m a part of five film industries in this country and so I’m one of the lucky few who get to dabble in multiple projects. I’ve done art as well as commercial cinema. I’ve done action, been a warrior princess, made people laugh and I’ve done romantic roles. My only goal is to work to my best of ability and keep exploring the actor in me.