“We have a beautiful story to tell” says Genelia D’ Souza Deshmukh about It’s My Life. Talking about the film which she features in next, she said that It’s my Life has been done in Telugu also. She said as for the film, she has won loads of accolades and it is one of the most cherished characters. After winning the Filmfare, she said that after winning the Filmfare, she was she was keen to be part of the remake in Hindi. Genelia said – most of my films are getting made here like Ready and sometimes you don’t get that opportunity to do it and I am really happy that I got the opportunity to do it in Hindi and it did really well in Tamil as well. I was hoping that the release would happen earlier but nonetheless, at least it is release because at the end of the day the story is about relationships and very often you know, when you have father-child relationship, it can be tricky you know especially with your parents, no one means any hurt but you know from parents side or children’s side, I don’t think anyone means any hurt. But sometimes, it’s just the matter of anger or the thought and that is seen in the promo of the film that the dad wants what’s best for the child and the child just wants to have its way of having to choose his own things you know.
Crux of the film
It is extremely relevant. Actually I have done this film in three languages, I did it in Telugu, then I did it in Tamil and I’m glad that the HIndi one is releasing. Because I just think that the issue is relatable. When I did the film for the first time I asked the director, he said, you know that’s the thing, all of us have some negatives, which are sometimes not even negatives, are just misunderstandings among each other and that becomes highly negative at some point. I mean, I know that, if you have seen the film, it’s absolutely something that has happened in your life. Just merely the fact that you can’t tell your parents something or your parents want the best for their children.
Her take on the story
“This film will always remain relevant because you always come back to family no matter how big or small it is. You always have slight issues you know and then big issues but you know little misunderstandings. Also, you know, my character in the film does what she feels like, you will actually see her, I mean today maybe it happens a lot more but you will see her going to have an ice cream at 2 AM in the morning on her cycle, without she doesn’t feel the fact, you know we have brought up saying so much that ‘You’re a girl, You’re a boy’, but this about the feelings you know. And I did it then and I cherish that it is something that every girl would want to be and today when its release I feel every girl will relate to the journey. One of the really nice things about this film is that (the father) he is such a strict person and one would say he is dominating his son. But he has his phases and it is only because he loves his son. But, one of the time the son says, but atleast check her out, what she has and why I am interested in her, that dominating father say, okay, get her for one week, let’s see. I think this would have been tabooed a lot a while ago but I think it’s very important. I just hope that the message of the film, not a preachy message but it is a very everyday thing that everyone, everyday kind of subtle message.”