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Ready to work, but don't have any offers yet: Genelia Deshmukh

The new mom talks about her experiences with three-month-old son Riaan, and her plans for a comeback to films after three years

bollywood Updated: Feb 26, 2015 09:47 IST
Kavita Awaasthi
Kavita Awaasthi
Hindustan Times
Genelia Deshmukh,Ritesh Deshmukh,Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

Genelia Deshmukh, who is currently spending time with her threemonth-old son, Riaan, says she doesn't mind missing out on proper sleep these days.

"His giggle or smile fills me with energy and keeps me going all day, even when I'm actually exhausted," she explains, adding, "Happy moms keep their children happy. You must look after yourself, so that when your child needs you, you can be there. I am up and about with Riaan when he's awake, playing and talking to him, which I think helps."

The actor says that while she is a hands-on mother, actor-husband Riteish Deshmukh has also been playing his role of a father perfectly. "He's fantastic with the baby, and he changes diapers too. Waking up in the night and putting a baby to sleep is more of a mother's job, but if I need Riteish to do it, I'm sure he would," says Genelia.

The actor, who took a break post her wedding in 2012, denies that the move stemmed from her decision to marry into a political family. "Riteish has always maintained that I can do what I want to. I had been working for 12 years without a break, so post the wedding, I was just enjoying myself. I'm ready to work now, but I haven't got any offers yet," she says.

Genelia, who made her Bollywood debut in 2003, had more success with south films till 2008, when she starred in the hit film, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. However, she didn't really cash in on its success. But, the actor reasons, "People noticed me irrespective of the industry. I did Bollywood and south films simultaneously as which industry I was working in was of no consequence to me. I was mainly looking at good roles. I didn't run after fame."

First Published: Feb 26, 2015 09:43 IST