To the multitudes who religiously follow television advertisements, Genelia D'Souza is the Parker girl. Shankar offered her a role in his much-talked about film Boys after seeing the ad.
Boys was a hit in Tamil and Telugu, and Genelia was flooded with Telugu film offers. She became a big name in the Telugu film industry when her film Satyam became an unexpected hit.
Even her latest Hindi film, Masti -- directed by Indra Kumar and starring Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani, Tara Sharma and Amrita Rao -- was a hit.
Nearly two years after Boys, Genelia is back in Tamil as Vijay's heroine in Sachein. The actress, who is now the Fair And Lovely girl, spoke to Shobha Warrier about Sachein, sharing the spotlight with Amitabh Bachchan and her passion for sport.
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