When is the Marriage: Genelia
There was a time when constant speculation about her personal life would upset Genelia D’Souza, but the actress says that she has learnt to take it in her stride and now all that the gossip does is make her smile. As DNA catches up with the actor on the sets of her new film with rumoured beau, actor Riteish Deshmukh, she makes some candid confessions and reveals her marriage plans…
There has been speculation about you getting engaged to Riteish’
Well, I may not be single, but I think it’s really funny how people keep deciding my engagement and marriage dates for me. I take it as a compliment that people think I’m marriage material (laughs).
You have never denied, but you have never admitted your relationship with Riteish either?
It’s not that I’m hiding anything. Riteish is special. But I just prefer to not talk about it at all, so I don’t want to admit or deny anything. When it comes to personal matters, I can’t control what people talk, but I can choose to not become a part of that circus.
So your marriage plans?
Are not happening for now.
Your upcoming romcom Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya is with Riteish. So is the chemistry hotter on screen or off it?
Well, if there is chemistry off screen, I hope it works on screen too.
You had made your Bollywood debut with him’
Yes, and it’s amazing working with him again.
Bollywood apart, you are also juggling a career down South. So, what’s priority?
I’m happy being a part of four film industries. I don’t feel the need to choose one over another.
Did you feel the pinch of not being cast in the remake of one of your biggest hits, Ready?
I am just happy that so many of my hits down South are being remade here. As for competition, so what if Asin was cast in Ready? I was cast in Force, which Asin had earlier done in Telugu. So I don’t really think much of it and enjoy my own space.
You also did a rather sensuous number with actor John Abraham in Force. So are you all for an image make-over now?
I’ll do what my role requires, that’s all. It’s nothing to do with an image change. I am happy being tagged ‘bubbly’.
What about item numbers?
Oh, I’m waiting for the right one. I’d love to do a full-on item song for sure.