Feb 15, , She remains as chirpy, bubbly and vivacious, while he has become quieter, more intense and serious, but one can see the sheer chemistry sizzling, sparking romance and quiet humour between the two. While his way of being romantic is more subtle and deeper, hers is through gestures and words. Both complement and complete each other. Riteish says she lights up the room when she enters it. For Genelia, the sparkle in his eyes every time she looks at him, just lights up the room.
I am glad that with Genelia, we met, became friends and then that friendship grew into conversations that went on for a very long time. I am glad that we went through all these phases because life is all about evolving and when you get married, there is a comfort level that I had with Riteish right from day one.
Yes he used that line a lot… He was a complete fan of all these filmi dialogues…Riteish: Stop it, you are embarrassing me… Genelia laughs Genelia: I like the fact that love develops as it happened like that with both of us. Eventually, I realised that he was brought up so well, the nice way he behaved with people and that came across… I could have a conversation with him, talk to him, there was a certain respect towards elders which makes it interesting.
There are some people who just come with an attitude and it was refreshing to see Riteish came with none. If you get attracted at first sight, love will eventually happen. The first thing that I fell in love with about Genelia was her smile and her energy. You get struck at first sight, love develops. With her, that was something that really struck me then. Yes, I have some kind of energy! You are giving away all my secrets. You answer all the questions!
Yes, I read around 10 newspapers then as I love catching up on all the news and my day starts with DNA both laugh. The first thing when I wake up… I love greetings. I would probably hug Riteish and then my son when I wake up. But now he wakes up earlier than me as I sleep later.
I enjoy waking up to Riteish. How wonderful it is to wake up to someone who has all these qualities! I feel sad that you have to wake up next to me laughs. Your second baby is on the way, 10 years of dating, four years of marriage and you two still look like lovebirds.
Like we are particular that no matter how busy one is we have to sit for one meal together in the day. Growing together at every stage is great as our lives will get busier and busier, but it is important not to forget yourselves as well.
Once a child comes in, you are just so busy doing the right things that you forget you are a couple too… Sometimes the husband feels left out…Genelia: Even if I am late and I am out the entire day, we figure out twice or thrice a week how we can spend time together. Maybe we go out or call some friends over or step out for some coffee. We think our personalities develop more when we have more friends, our conversations are more interesting and for me that entire time I step out, because I am so much in the house, I look forward to spending that time in the car that Riteish takes to reach his destination, so we have a couple of moments with each other.
People say that marriage takes the life out of romance and makes it dull. It can, if you choose to let it be. Marriage is no different. 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. 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. Holding hands is my favourite form of romance.
Do you fight at all? We have our arguments and discussions. I have learned that from Riteish; never to sleep on a fight. More than arguments, we have our disagreements. We discuss it out. I am more of a food person, but we have a kind of understanding between us about our preferences. We are fortunate enough to be in a zone where our interests blend in.
I am okay with food — I can eat the same thing every day. We fit in so well that we have changed our likes and dislikes accordingly.
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. I have realised that my behaviour is that of a married man and father but my time management is like that of a single guy laughs. But when we started dating, it also was very difficult for us coming from the space we were in.
We will find another day to celebrate our love. February is a very special month for us. We got married on Feb 3. We started dating each other from February 12, so we celebrate that day as well. And we completed 14 years together the day before.
They told me whenever I told them about him, they would be fine about it. They would never get into my space as they left it to me. So I never pressured Riteish too about when we were getting married or a commitment. He never proposed… I made him propose!
This is so embarrassing! The whole energy in colleges is so vibrant. Who is more romantic? Both point to Genelia Genelia: Once you let go of that, you let go of life. Riteish is romantic in a very different way. His way of expressing romance is of putting up a picture like he did on Twitter on our anniversary this year. I was getting calls and wondering why are people suddenly calling me! It was just something else.
He can find romance in just us sitting together quietly here and talking. For me, just holding hands is romance. Love is to be expressed and not shown. Three years ago when our anniversary was coming up I thought let me set up a nice romantic dinner on a beach with fire where they set up a dinner table and the path to the table was lit up by these candles. I was like yeh romance ki chakkar mein khaana dikhega nahi! You have outdone yourself! Love makes the world go round…Genelia: Marriages are breaking up all around in Bollywood.
Tell us the secrets for a happy and successful marriage. Happy wife, happy life. Give your partner time. In life, your priorities should be set and work according to them. In an argument, always say sorry!
Both look at each other and burst into laughter When we have discussions I am always the one who is wrong. He will ask me if I am upset, I will say no and he says okay.
If a boy is upset, he will say it. When a girl says no, it means yes. I can never understand the workings of a female mind. The next day for a relationship between a guy and a girl has to be a new day. It cannot continue till the next day. I agree with Riteish, but I also feel in a relationship between a girl and a boy, one of them has to be a little less ambitious. Do you really think so? Yes I think so. Someone has to give a little more time than the other, be more flexible.
There are other small things like if I am going somewhere and catching a flight, my last call would be to Riteish and when I land, my first call would be to him.
But lock the world out.