I’m all for living the simple life — a life without any hang-ups, pretensions and unnecessary preconceived notions. I think I’m the kind of girl who will be happy given a beach shack, a book, some music and a pair of flip-flops. I have very few demands from life. Because I live vicariously through my characters anyways, and experience an alter-life where there’s drama, song-and-dance, high-speed car chases and fame, not a lot of people know the real me. So today I’m gonna introduce you to Genelia — the girl, why don’t we call her Gen? She’s a wanderer at heart. Her philosophy is simple — Eat. Pray. Love (to quote Elizabeth Gilbert :-)
To start with Principle 1: Eat! Food is Gen’s covert passion. Given her petite frame, not many would peg her down as a foodie. But it is believable to say that Gen has a long-standing ‘relationship’ with food. Seafood her eternal lover, Gen thrives on Italian, Chinese and Thai as well.
Prayer, for Gen, means a lot of ‘me-time’. She is more spiritual than religious and requires alone time to reflect on her actions and the course her life has taken. She believes God gives you an answer for every question you ask of Him and all you have to do is look inwards. Prayer allows her to trust her instinct, listen to her heart, do the right things and mend her ways, if needed.
Love is sweet medicine, Gen says. It cures the heart and makes you feel good about yourself and helps you to look to the future all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed! Love brings out the wanderer in you, doesn’t chain you down, she says. Surprised by the Gen’s candidness? Anyways, it’s time for my actor persona to play the queen. Work calls. My shot is ready, the camera’s rolling my fantasy world awaits. Love you all and see you soon!