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.
Riteish: Karan Johar had written in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai…
‘Pyar dosti hai, agar woh meri sab se achchi dost nahin ban sakti to main us se pyaar kar hi nahi sakta.’ (Love is friendship, if she can’t be my good friend then I cannot fall in love). He was a complete fan of all these filmi dialogues…Riteish: Stop it, you are embarrassing me…
Their love story in a cynical world full of breakups and separations comes as a refreshing inspiration to many in B-Town…You’ve moved from friends to lovers and then marriage…Riteish: 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.
The beauty of it was we didn’t even know when we fell in love.
Either you have it or don’t and if you are faking it at one point you will crack.
I get up in the morning and I’m like ‘Good morning!
’ Earlier, Riteish would take half an hour to figure out that he’s woken up but now, he says ‘good morning’ when he wakes up and then he says, “Now, it’s my paper time’. I would probably hug Riteish and then my son when I wake up.
While his way of being romantic is more subtle and deeper, hers is through gestures and words. 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.