Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza are one of the power couples of Bollywood. But many of you still don’t know how their love story started. After shooting for their first film and wrapping up the Hyderabad shoot, Riteish came back to Mumbai. And he had already started missing Genelia’s company. She also could not keep herself unfazed by his charm.
Love was never a sudden thing for them, it was a slow process, where they first got to know each other and before they could realize it, they were in love! Although Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza had an age difference of 9 years, they still couldn’t stop themselves from falling in love with each other.
Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza had addressed their relationship in public. They lied because they didn’t want their relationship to become a Page-3 gossip. In an interview with Bollywood Bubble, Riteish had talked about how he had proposed Genelia. He had stated:
So what I did was, shaadi ho rahi thi, I told her I have to buy some stuff lets go to Taj. We sat in the car and reached Taj. I stopped the car on the opposite side towards the Gateway (of India) and she asked, ‘Why are you stopping the car here?’. I said, ‘Let’s just walk across because there’s lot of traffic.’ She got out. I had a jacket so I wore my jacket. She wondered why was I wearing a jacket. I took her down towards the jetty and we got on a speed boat. It was evening time. Then we went on a yacht which was of my friend. He was kind enough to let me have it for the evening.
Riteish further opened up about his surprise proposal with fireworks and had said:
Then we went towards Marine Drive and it started getting dark. I had ordered our favourite Pizza. We sat on the front of the yacht it was a lovely and chilly evening. I reached a particular place that I wanted to be. And another friend of mine had a building right in front of Marine drive. Then I asked her to look there. The fireworks were planned at that point. And that’s when I proposed to her.
Genelia was surely awestruck by Riteish’s efforts and in the same interview, she had revealed how much she had loved the whole arrangement. Talking about the special moment, Genelia had shared, “It was lovely. I had always said that Riteish I want some drama before we get married. But I didn’t know that it will go to this extent. It was very very special. It was less than 10 days before our wedding. I was thrilled to bits”.