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In 2003, a Marathi speaking Christian girl from North Konkan had started her journey in Bollywood and the year not only brought a successful career for her ahead but also a happily ever after in her personal life. Genelia D’souza began her journey in Bollywood with the film, Tujhe Meri Kasam, which also marked to be the debut movie of, Riteish Deshmukh, son of former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, late Vilasrao Deshmukh and Vaishali Deshmukh. Since Riteish hailed from an influential political family, Genelia had expected him to be a rich spoilt brat. But contrary to her expectations, the charming Riteish proved why one must never judge a book by its cover. (Also Read: Unseen Pictures Of Riteish Deshmukh And Genelia D'Souza's Maharashtrian Wedding You Just Can't Miss!)
Genelia D’souza changed her surname to Deshmukh in 2012, when she had taken the wedding vows with her first co-star-turned-friend-turned-lover-turned-soulmate, Riteish Deshmukh. It’s been 17 years since Riteish and Genelia became one and 8 years of their married life, but even today, every picture or interview of their makes us believe in true love. In a world where even a small misunderstanding is enough for a couple to break-up, Genelia and Riteish have given us millions of reasons why one must never let go of the person they love.
In a promo of The Kapil Sharma Show released on the official page of Sony Entertainment Television, Riteish Deshmukh recalled an incident when he was called as ‘Genelia’s husband’ and revealing that his ego was slightly hurt, he elaborated, “Hum log Bangalore mein Celebrity Cricket League khel rahe, South ki ek team thi jahan par do log khusar-pusar kar rahe the. Sir, ‘Genelia’s husband’? To mera ego thoda hurt hogaya aur main bola, ‘Here I am Genelia’s husband, in Maharashtra she’s Riteish’s wife’. Toh voh mujhe kya bolta hai, ‘Sir, Riteish’s wife in one state but you Genelia’s husband in Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu…” leaving everyone in splits.
In an interview with the DNA, Genelia Deshmukh and Riteish Deshmukh had spoken about life after becoming husband and wife, love and also revealed their take on marriage taking the romance out of a relationship, making it dull. While Genelia had said, “It can, if you choose to let it be. Like Riteish says ‘Every relationship has to be worked on’. Marriage is no different.” Riteish had retorted, “Relationships need to be re-invented in every phase and you need to adapt to that phase and re-invent yourself because both of you are different people from the time you started dating each other to the time you get married and post marriage. Tomorrow, I will be different, so everything needs to be worked upon as the dynamics keep changing.” (Also Read: Riteish Deshmukh And Genelia Deshmukh Gave Up On These Things After Their 'Organ Donation Pledge')
Revealing what’s the charm of romance after 14 years of being together and a child in your life, Riteish Deshmukh had continued, “I started dating her when she was in her teens and I was in my early 20s, so now eventually after 14 years of being together there’s a certain beauty in whatever we do. It’s like finding romance with a child in your hand. Earlier, it was romancing each other when no one knew, then a few close friends knew so it was a different kind of romance, you could walk out there holding hands, then later a stage came when we got married and could be officially together. Now, marriage is holding hands with a child in the middle. That’s the charm of it.”
When asked if they fight at all, while Genelia Deshmukh had retorted, “We don’t fight. We have our arguments and discussions. I have learned that from Riteish; never to sleep on a fight”, Riteish Deshmukh had said that more than arguments they have disagreements, which they discuss it out. Revealing the main argument they have, Riteish had said, “Of course, we have our difference of opinion on various things — for example, the main argument I might have is the fact that I don’t have enough time to give to her. She says I don’t give her enough time. I have time, but I can’t manage it well.” Genelia had agreed with her husband and had continued, “That’s true. I feel he doesn’t know how to manage his time. As a person, I feel you need to prioritise constantly. I have been part of the film industry, but I have always had time for Riteish like he could call me at 2.30 am and I would be there for him.” (Also Read: Shah Rukh And Kajol's Hilarious Banter On His Son, Aryan Khan Eloping With Her Daughter, Nysa Devgan)
Genelia and Riteish in one frame are always a treat to watch. Much love to this adorable couple!
First impression isn’t always the last impression and we must not always judge a book by its cover, is what we have learnt from the love story of Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia Deshmukh. A journey which started with a wrong first impression on the girl’s side and the boy thinkingRead More