Last year, Genelia Deshmukh made her acting comeback alongside husband Riteish Deshmukh after 6 years. It became more interesting for the audience as the pair gave a double bonanza with Mister Mummy and Ved. Seeing Genelia back on screen made the audience wonder why did she ever go away. And recently she opened up on the same.
Genelia Deshmukh on leaving films after marriage with Riteish Deshmukh
Genelia and Riteish were recently hosted by Kareena Kapoor on her chat show. There, Genelia opened up on why she decided to take a break from acting post marriage. She said, “I had worked so much in all these different industries and we literally had a long distance relationship, even both of us. So I just felt that after marriage, I wanted to prioritize differently, right? And everyone, the first thing when I got married said ‘Riteish told you not to work?’ I said no.”
Riteish on being blamed for Genelia taking a break
Riteish added to the conversation by sharing his experience on the same issue. He shared, “Everyone was like ‘You are not working because of Riteish? Is it because of family?’ Because for me, family is me and her. It does not be the extended family. I think in our whole family there could be certain perception because of the political position my father held that, ‘oh, you come from a certain family’, but for us, it’s me, Genelia and the kids, extended family. And of course, there is a responsibility towards what the family does, but our decisions are led by us and not by anyone else.”
He added that there is a mutual respect and trust they have for each other’s decisions. Riteish said, “And also in that, I think there is equal amount of respect that whatever Genelia wants to do, it’s her decision. I will never, ever tell her what to do. And she respects my decisions also. And at the same time, in fact, right now she is back, she’s doing three, four films. I said, you have to in fact, I said that I will make a film in Marathi and you have to do the film.”
Riteish and Genelia met on the sets of their debut film, Tujhe Meri Kasam. Instant attraction resulted in a dreamy love story and in 2012 the couple got married. They have 2 sons together Riaan and Rahyl. The couple is immensely loved by the audiences, and their reels on Instagram have become such an integral part of their appeal.
The couple have worked together in several films including Masti, Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya and last year’s Mister Mummy and Ved. The lattermost even marked Riteish’s directorial debut in Marathi. As for Genelia, she is now back to acting and has another exciting project in pipeline titled Trial Period.