It was a dream wedding, straight off some Bollywood sequence. Yes, it was all quite filmy, save the vows. And now that actors Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza are officially man and wife, what follows on February 24 is their first release post marriage, Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya. And producer of the film, Kumar Taurani is gung ho about the professionalism of both the actors.
“They are committed professionals first and that’s what I realised through the making of Tere Naal… And every time I see the film, I can see how that reflects in their performances,” he states. In times when promotions and marketing are as important as the film itself, quiz Kumar if the actors will be able to give time for the same and he quips, “They have promised me they will. Of course, I understand they have been busy with the marriage and preparations and undoubtedly, it’s an important chapter for them. But I’m also sure that Tere Naal… is a special film for them. They shot for the film before marriage and it will release post marriage.”
For starters, Kumar informs they have kicked off on air promotions for the film — songs and dialogue promos. “In the last lap before the release of the film, Riteish and Genelia will start promoting the film,” he adds.
Both the actors pair on screen after a gap of seven years. They made their debut together in Bollywood in Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2003 and were last seen together in Masti in 2004. Over the years, though they didn’t work together, their off screen romance seemed to be making more news, especially since the actors chose to stay mum.
Kumar is confident about the audience reaction to the film. “Their fans have been very excited about their wedding and what with the celebrations going on for days, the enthusiasm has just increased. And now, when the film releases on February 24, they will head to the theatres to see the couple on screen — that’s the power and magic of love,” he says, adding, “Tere Naal… looks refreshing, oozing with romance and mush and yet, fun. And I’m glad that Riteish and Genelia have only value-added to the film.”