Mumbai: After keeping mum on her love affair with Riteish Deshmukh, actress Genelia D`Souza is finally talking about it. With just 10 days left for their wedding, the 24-year-old says she is impressed with her to-be-husband`s spontaneity as an actor.
"I feel Riteish is a phenomenal actor. The best part about him is that he is so spontaneous that he can come up with things on the spot, which was great," Genelia, who is ready to tie the knot Feb 3, told reporters.
The duo made their Bollywood debut together with ‘Tujhe Meri Kasam’ in 2003. In the following year, they shared screen space in ‘Masti’, and now, after eight years, they are featuring together in ‘Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya’. The romantic comedy, directed by Mandeep Kaur, will release Feb 24.
"I am hoping that we have both grown (as actors) and both of us are lot more responsible for sure....When I started off I had no clue what I was doing...but it`s great to work with someone with whom you share such a close relationship," she said about working with Riteish, son of Mahrashtra`s former chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh.
But does their real life chemistry translate to a sizzling reel life chemistry too?
"Chemistry is about two people looking good together. But I also think it`s about how it`s written. You are too smart an actor when you know how to pick up each other`s pain and that`s how chemistry comes....we (Riteish and I) discovered each other as actor after seven long years," said Genelia.
For now, the actress is uber excited for her D-day, and says she is busy wrapping up all her shopping for it.
"I have always been in a happy space and of course now it gets more special," she said, adding that the couple deliberately kept their private life away from paparazzi so far.
Now is the right time to talk about their relationship, she feels, but wasn`t willing to give out details on the preparations of her special day.
"It`s just a genuine thing that you keep some amount of dignity. Even now, I am ready to talk about it, but I will not make it a story and draw eyeballs. It`s just 10 days left for my wedding and it will be stupid of me not to talk about it! But it`s just that I am still a little guarded and like to keep my private space," she said.
Like many Bollywood actresses who continued to work in the industry post-marriage, Genelia plans to do the same.
"I will continue acting but haven`t decided to how much extent. However, work for me has never been about south or north; it`s always been all about films," he added.