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Riteish Deshmukh: I don't mind being asked about my personal life

January 23, 2010 4:08:31 PM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Riteish Deshmukh continues to be in news. Just three months back it was all about ALADIN and today with RANN round the corner, he stays on in limelight. Meanwhile, his personal life has been spoken about at length as well with his 'good friendship' with Genelia D'Souza continuing to be a topic of attention. One wonders whether repeated questions about this topic in particular irk him to any extent?

"I am used to all of this now and moreover also conditioned to what people will ask", Riteish gives out that gentle smile here, "I am very approachable and as a journalist, you are free to ask me any question. After that it depends upon how I want to answer you. It's entirely my prerogative but in principal I don't mind being asked about my personal life."

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Since certain tabloids and journalists already seem to have made up their minds in advance about what to write and print, doesn't it become irritating after a while?

"It depends a lot upon what kind of persona you are carrying and depending upon that I choose to interact with a journo", says Riteish, "If you are smart and ask me intelligent questions, I will have good respect for you and would be very honest in my replies. However, if you are trying to ask me the same question in every conversation and I gain a hint that ultimately you are looking at making me answer in a direction that you want, I will loose respect for you. Not that it would matter to any of us eventually, but as an individual this is the kind of view that I carry while being interviewed."