Genelia D'Souza misses IIFA awards, reportedly pregnant

The Bollywood acting couple Genelia D'Souza and Riteish Deshmukh is generally inseparable and almost always accompany each other at events. But it seems this year’s IIFA awards will mark an exception. Riteish was seen leaving for the event, scheduled to be held in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday at the Mumbai international airport along with host of other Bollywood personalities but Genelia was not there. As per rumors that have begun circulating after this incident, Genelia is pregnant and that is why she chose to stay at home. Co-incidentally, Honey Bhagnani, Vashu Bhagnani’s daughter and wife of Riteish’s younger brother Dheeraj Deshmukh is also pregnant.

This is not the first time that Genelia is embroiled in pregnancy rumors. Few months back at a fashion event she was seen covering her belly supposedly hiding her baby bump while journalists were taking her photos. The pregnancy news again surfaced few days later during the premiere of her husband Riteish Deshmukh's Marathi film ‘Yellow’.  Here a tiny but prominent baby bump was spotted on the actress.  However, at that point her spokesperson had declined to comment on the reports.

The couple has been married since 2012. Genelia first gained attention after working in a commercial with Amitabh Bachchan. She began her career with the Bollywood film ‘Tujhe Meri Kasam’ in 2003. It was also the first time she met Riteish who was her co-star in the film. They had been touted as a couple since that time by the tabloids but for years they had denied it and said they were only friends. It was even reported that they were about to get engaged but Riteish’s father, Vilasrao Deshmukh, the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra was against the decision. The pair finally got married after 9 years in February 2012 just few months before the passing of Riteish’s father.

Genelia is not the only one whose name has been linked with pregnancy in recent times. Married actress Vidya Balan too has been in the center of attention and the reports that she is pregnant grew very strong. The reports grew even stronger after Balan removed herself from Sujoy Ghosh's latest project and now another project of hers, the Mahesh Bhatt produced ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’. Though Vidya has emphatically denied the news of her pregnancy, neither Genelia nor her husband Riteish has commented anything in their case. It looks like only time will tell the truth about the story.