In a previous interview, Riteish Deshmukh was open and honest about the reality check he experienced regarding Genelia D’Souza Deshmukh’s fans.
Couple goals have been set by Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia Deshmukh (née D’Souza) for a very long time. The couple, who had been together since the release of their debut film Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003, wed on February 3, 2012, in accordance with Marathi marriage customs. A Hindu ceremony took place first, and the Christian ceremony took place in a church the next day. The couple has two sons: Rahyl, age 7, and Riaan, age 8.
While Genelia has appeared in films in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, and Marathi, Riteish is a well-known performer in Bollywood. The ‘Plan A Plan B’ actor recalled an instance from a previous conversation that made him realise how much of a star his wife (sis in comparison to him.
A video posted on Instagram said, “Genelia more famous then ritesh (sic).” While on The Kapil Sharma Show a few years ago, Riteish Deshmukh recalled the time when South Indians showed him who’s the bigger star between him and Genelia D’Souza Deshmukh by calling him ‘Genelia husband.’ The actor said, “Hum log Celebrity Cricket League khelte the. Toh 3-4 season ho gaye aur uss league ki khaasiyat yeh hai ki Tamil film industry ki ek team hai, Teugu ki ek team hai, karnataka ki ek team hai, Marathi ki ek team thi, ek Hindi ki team thi.”
Riteish Deshmukh continued, “Toh hum log Bangalore mein the aur main lift mein jaa raha tha. EK south ki team thi aur do log bags leke jaa rahe the aur mein lift mein khada tha ki main jao abhi. Dono khusar-phusar rahe the ‘Genelia husband.’” He further added, “Toh maine bola ‘Kya?’ Woh log bole ‘Genelia husband.’ Toh mera ego thoda hurt ho gaya aur mein bola, ‘Here, Genelia husband. Maharashtra, Riteish wife.’ Toh woh mujhe kya bolta hai, ‘Sir, Riteish wife 1 state. You Genelia’s husband in Kerela, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu.”
Commenting on the video, one fan wrote, “As a Kerala guy, I agree to what Mr. Genelia is saying.” Another added, “He is absolutely correct… We always remembers him as Genila’s husband” A third added, “The way he accepts such gestures” A Genelia D’Souza Deshmukh fan commented, “Genelia was top heroine in south India” Another added, “We never knew him until he married her” One joked, “In Maharashtra Vilasrao Deshmukh son” One simply added, “He accepted his fate.”