Riteish Deshmukh Reveals Why His Kids Meet The Paps With Folded Hands


Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia Deshmukh are among Bollywood’s most cherished couples, celebrated for their mutual respect and affection. Married since February 3, 2012, the couple has two sons, Riaan and Rahyl. Fans often commend them for raising their children with strong values. In an interview with Bollywoodlife, Riteish shared insights into how he teaches his kids about respect and manners.

Why Riteish Deshmukh’s Kids Greet Paparazzi with Folded Hands

Unlike many star kids who avoid the media, Riaan and Rahyl are noted for greeting paparazzi with a ‘Namaste’ gesture. Riteish explained that his children were initially curious about why their photos were taken. He told them it was due to his acting career, and since the boys hadn’t earned the attention, they should greet the media respectfully. Riteish said:

“Paparazzi used to click us and our children asked us for the reason. First, they asked about me. So, I gave the reason for my acting experience over the years. I explained that paps feel that I am an actor with so many years of experience and hence, they should click me. Then they questioned themselves. So, I told them that you haven’t done much till now to be clicked by the paps, but still, if they are clicking you, you should thank them with folded hands.”


Genelia on Respect and Values


During the promotions of her film Ved, Genelia emphasized the importance of teaching their children to respect everyone. She noted that even at home, the children address staff as ‘Mama’ or ‘Uncle.’ She stressed:

“It is very important to teach children the right thing, and not just the right thing buy human values are very important..Just being able to say thank-you and please is an extremely important thing to teach children there should be no compromise in giving respect.

Avoiding a Sense of Entitlement

Riteish also mentioned that when his sons started school, the media attention made him cautious. He believes his kids are special to him, but he doesn’t want them to feel superior to other children. He said in an interview with Hindustan Times that he doesn’t want media attention to give his kids any false aspirations.

Riteish Deshmukh’s Current Projects

Riteish recently appeared in the Marathi film Ved, which he also directed. He is currently promoting his movie Kakuda, alongside Sonakshi Sinha and Saqib Saleem. Upcoming projects include Visfot and Raid 2.

What do you think about Riteish and Genelia’s approach to teaching their children values and manners? Let us know in the comments.


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