Riteish Deshmukh, actor, and Genelia D’Souza, wife of Amitabh Bachchan will be guests on the Shaandaar Shukravaar episode of reality quiz show ‘Kaun Banega Crrepati (KBC 13)’ on Friday October 8. In the Big B conversation, the actors will share their industry experiences and lesser-known facts.
Genelia shares her story about her first commercial, in which she was able to share screen space alongside Amitabh Bachchan. They go on a nostalgic trip and talk about their first advertisement together, when Big B asked Genelia to take a close-up photo of her and not himself.
Riteish gives Big B credit for his marriage to Genelia. He said: “Had we not put the close up that day, maybe we wouldn’t have gotten married.” We made our first film together because of that close-up. That one close-up is what made it possible for us to do our first film together. He was referring specifically to their 2003 film, “Tujhe Meri Kasam”.
After revealing that Riteish was an architect student, Bachchan described Riteish to be a “perfectionist”.
The show’s highlight is when Riteish proposes in true filmi fashion to Genelia. To attract Genelia, he falls to his knees and repeats dialogues from Amitabh’s famous films.
Riteish adds a clever twist on Bachchan’s famous line in ‘Kaalia (1981): “Hum Jahan pe Khade Hote Hai, line wahin shuru Ho jati Hai (Wherever I stand, the queue begins from there). Riteish tells Genelia: “Mere laye jahan toum khadi ho jati hi, line wahin shuru ho jihai (For me, it starts at where you stand). (The “Shaandaar Shukravaar” episode of “KBC13” will air on Sony Entertainment Television.