Riteish Deshmukh reveals ‘given up non-vegetarian food, black coffee, aerated drinks’ for a cause

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© Provided by DNA Actor Riteish Deshmukh has given up non-vegetarian food, black coffee and aerated drinks for a cause. Earlier this year, Riteish and his wife Genelia D’Souza had pledged to donate their organs. “I have given up non-vegetarian food, black coffee and aerated drinks. I want to keep […]



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Actor Riteish Deshmukh has given up non-vegetarian food, black coffee and aerated drinks for a cause. Earlier this year, Riteish and his wife Genelia D’Souza had pledged to donate their organs.

“I have given up non-vegetarian food, black coffee and aerated drinks. I want to keep my body healthy. And eventually, when the time comes for donating my organs, people should say, ‘Jaate jaate healthy organs chhod kar gaya‘ (he left healthy organs),” said Riteish.

He also shared how he and his wife decided to donate organs. “We (Genelia and Riteish) have been thinking about this (organ donation) for a few years now. During this lockdown, we got a lot of time to think about what we should do. Unfortunately, we didn’t have a lot of information on organ donation like where to go and how to go about the process,” said the actor while supporting Dr Sunil Shroff on the Karamveer Special episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati.

“One day we both decided to make a video and said that we want to go out there and donate whatever possible,” he added.

Riteish and Genelia have been setting couple goals since the time they went public with their relationship. They tied the knot in 2012 and are proud parents to two sons.

Earlier talking about Genelia in an interview, Riteish had said, “She acted with me in my first film. We first became best friends and then midway through the film, we started seeing each other. We were seeing each other for 10 years before we decided to get married in 2012. Genelia and I are one entity. Falling in love with your friend and that becoming your life is the best thing that can happen to a person. I love her energy and her smile.”

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