Genelia Deshmukh on her comeback: If I’m coming back after long it should be worth

Genelia Deshmukh (Photo by STRDEL/AFP via Getty Images)
Genelia Deshmukh (Photo by STRDEL/AFP via Getty Images)

Genelia Deshmukh’s last film as a lead was the 2012 release Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya. She has done a few cameos after that, but hasn’t signed any film in which she played the lead role. However now, Genelia is ready for a comeback.

Recently, while talking to Hindustan Times, the actress opened up about taking a break from films. She said, “When I decided to settle down I was very clear that I want to spend time with Riteish and I wanted to have my children and be around when they need me. I think now my kids are somewhat settled in their space. So I’m looking at restarting. There are so many opportunities at the moment. I’m really excited to see the kind of content we’re making.”

“After marriage, I got busy with another phase in my life and didn’t want to complicate things. I missed working but I also knew I didn’t want to be stressed and go to the sets thinking ‘oh my kids are at home, are they alright…’ I wanted to give my undivided attention to my craft because I love being an actor and there’s no two ways about it,” she added.


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Now, Genelia is looking forward to making a comeback but wants it to be worth and she also ready to explore the digital world. The actress said, “When I watched Delhi Crime and Aarya, I was like wow female protagonists are portraying such strong and amazing roles these days. And these are the kind of characters I connect with. If I’m coming back after long it should be worth, it should be something that I’ll enjoy with all my heart. And I don’t have any perception that I won’t play a mother or of not playing my age on screen.”

Talking about collaborating with hubby Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia said, “Actually he has been after me to start working. Riteish would be like ‘how long will you wait, come do a film’ (laughs). He’s happy that I’m finally ready. I would love to work him but it’s not like a condition. But, if we work together, it must be something that’s meant for us, won’t do something for the heck of it.”