Genelia is a better actor than me: Riteish Deshmukh

Added by harini on Jan 23, 2012

The movie ‘Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya’, featuring Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza, who are getting married in February, is one of the most eagerly awaited movies as the movie brings the couple together on screen after nearly 7 years.

The couple, who made their debut together in ‘Tujhe Meri Kasam’ in 2003, were last seen in ‘Masti’ together.

Riteish Deshmukh said that though he knows Genelia and has worked with her previously working with her in this movie was different and challenging. He also said that Genelia was tough to compete with.

“No matter how well you know that person but when it comes to the professional level it's a different person and that's a wonderful part. Suddenly, when you work with a competent actor it's challenging. Genelia always keeps me on my toes. Every day I feel that I can do better than her but she kicks my ass,” he said to a leading daily.

“I think Genelia is a better actor than me,” he added.

While many think that marriage ties them down and takes away their freedom, Riteish Deshmukh seems to think different.

“I think when you are seeing each other for so long the question of freedom doesn't arise. You tend to know each other so much, besides we both have been very private,” he said.

When asked why he and Genelia chose to keep their relationship a secret for such a long time, he said, “We tried to give dignity to our relationship in the privacy that we maintained.”

He said that though their many qualities in Genelia that he loves it’s her smile and energy that he likes the best.

“One out of the many, I like Genelia's smile and energy. She is very vibrant and energetic. As an actor she has an immense amount of energy in her,” he said.

So will their off screen chemistry transfer on screen?

“I remember a friend of mine telling me that when real life couple comes on screen together some people feel that the chemistry between them would come naturally. As a couple you tend to say a lot of stuff in one line because you know that person well and understand. But in a film you try to convey this to a third person,” he said.

“On the other hand, there is a certain amount of comfort on the sets and some amount of liberty you get,” he concluded.

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