But when it comes to films, she is no longer a baby in the industry. Genelia has been acting since 2003 and that takes her into the genre of senior actresses who have the acting experience of over five years. But despite her seniority, Genelia, in all her films, has played the same role, that of a young and vulnerable girl.
Genelia is now the official teen queen across the board. She started her career with Boys directed by Shankar, then appeared in several films in Telugu, including Bommarillu opposite Siddharth. Genelia's mother has now given up her plum job at a pharma company to manage her daughter's career. What makes top directors gravitate towards casting Genelia is her ability to breathe fresh air into any role she is challenged with.
So now, in the sixth year of her career, it does not come as a surprise if she complains she is tired of being typecast and wants to do something different. She has set her eyes on hard-core action roles. She wants to take on the bad guys and do some fabulous stunt scenes. It will be interesting to see if any film makers are interested in this suggestion.