Why did Genelia and Ritiesh keep their relationship under wraps?
Genelia D’souza comes clean about why she and her longtime boyfriend Riteish Deshmukh deliberately chose to keep their love equation a hush-hush affair…
The countdown has begun for lovebirds Genelia D’souza and Riteish Deshmukh as the star-couple is all set to walk down the aisle on February 5. Though their relationship was an open secret in B-town, the couple never declared it publicly. Ask the chirpy actor why she chose to keep mum on her relationship with Riteish, and Genelia shoots back without mincing words. “Once you start talking about personal matters, there’s simply no stopping them. First it’s buzz of link-ups, the moment you’d admit to that, next people start speculating and talking about a break-up! No matter how much you clarify, speculations won’t end, so why get into that space in the first place? I don’t feel the need to clarify, justify or even talk about my personal life. Of course, I am ready to be grilled as far as my professional life is concerned,” said the Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na actor in an interview. Riteish and Genelia kept their relationship under wraps for about nine years and maintained ‘we are just good friends’ stand. But earlier this year they finally came clean about their relationship and declared their grand plan to get married. Who’s who from B-town have been requested to keep themselves free from February 3-7 so that they can make it to the wedding. The chosen venue for the event is The Hyatt Regency in Mumbai and the guest list includes the Bachchans, Sajid Khan, Boman Irani, Karan Johar, Ram Gopal Varma and others.
First Published: 12.31 PM IST 01.15.2012