Genelia and Ritesih Deshmukh are one of the sweetest couples in Bollywood who look like they are still very much in love even after ten years of being together. Genelia has become a mother for the second time and she is loving every bit of motherhood. Recently in an interview to IANS, Genelia spoke a great deal about her experience on being a mother and what she has learnt.
She said, "I am not one too keen for games, parties or play dates. But I do love playing football with Riaan, I think it is very important to do a lot of outdoor activities. I believe in giving him an insight into different things, even reading and singing."
On how she would like to bring her kids up, she goes on to say, "Riteish has had a rural upbringing, and I am glad that my boys will have a rural childhood as well as an urban one".
On embracing change in different phases of life, she said “When I became an actor, things changed. And even when I got married, things changed. Which is why I wouldn't call it a change, but a part of growing up. It is a part of life and it's about adjusting to each new phase. As a person, motherhood has taught me a lot and it made me more aware. I have always considered myself as an aware person, but I think it has doubled or tripled after motherhood," she said. the most exciting moment of my life was when I had Riaan, but I was also filled with anxiety at that point. As much as I wanted to be confident."
Becoming a mother for the second time has made her more confident, as she says, "I was not sure whether I was doing the right thing or not. By the time I had my second one -- Rahyl, the excitement did not lessen at all. It's the same joy that you experience. But now, I feel a lot more confident and I know that I am doing the best I can, and so are other mothers out there."
She goes on to stress that there is no correct way to be a mother and that each one is unique, "My mother is a modern day grandmom and so is my mother-in-law. Both of them have given me the space to do what I think is right and they have followed what I believe is right, which I think should be an advice to most mothers and grandmoms because everyone is doing their best," she said.
The happy family
Genelia talks about how the two grandmothers play a very important role in her children's lives
Genelia is loving motherhood
- Suneela Kirloskar