Genelia had starred in the Telugu smash hit Bommarillu and eventually went on to don the greasepaint for its Tamil and Hindi remake. Now, the actress will once again be seen in Uthama Puthiran, which is the remake of the Telugu film Ready in which she had played the leading lady.
Genelia says that when she is offered the same roles in different languages, she feels honored because the filmmakers are choosing her for her acting skills. She adds that such opportunities also give her a chance to improve her performance.
Who is Genelia?
Genelia D'Souza plays a bubbly NRI girl called Pooja in 'Uthamaputhiran', a film which has made her join hands with Dhanush for the first time.
But this is not the first time for the actress to play the role, as she is the heroine of the film's Telugu original, titled 'Ready'. "However, director Mithran Jawahar has made some changes to the character", she says.
"It is girl-next-door character and the film is a complete commercial family entertainer. Ready is a super hit in Andhra Pradesh and I sincerely hope that the magic would be repeated in Tamil Nadu too", says Genelia.
On acting with Dhanush, she says, "He is a cool guy and we had a blast while shooting for 'Uthamaputhiran'. I felt so comfortable to work with him. And he is indeed a good actor too".
The Kissable Hottie?
'Desi girl' Priyanka Chopra has beaten off competition from fellow Bollywood beauties Aishwarya Rai and Kareena Kapoor to bag the title of the most kissable star.
The 28-year-old actress who became an instant pin-up with her turn in a gold bikini for Dostana topped the survey conducted by men's magazine Fantasy.
"It was a close run but Priyanka Chopra's bee-stung lips made her a perfect candidate to top this list, " said the magazine about the winning candidate. Aishwarya who is riding high with the success of Rajinikanth starrer Robot came second while Kareena Kapoor grabbed the third spot.
Bollywood's favourite Bengali beauty Bipasha Basu came fourth and Katrina Kaif rounded off the top five. 'Aisha' star Sonam Kapoor occupied the sixth spot and Mallika Hiss Sherawat was the seventh entry on the list. Deepika Padukone, Genelia D'Souza and Asin rounded off the top ten.