Genelia was a state level athlete and national level football player in her school and college days, before choosing acting as her profession.
"People often ask how a Management student and a sports person like me leads the hectic life of an actress. But, sports helps me manage my schedules in Hindi and South film industries by keeping my stamina levels high," the actress said.
"Despite being actively into sports, I did not pursue it as a profession. I did not actually chose any career, it chose me," she added.
Genelia who debuted opposite Riteish Deshmukh in Tujhe Meri Kasam in 2002, said she is not a fitness freak.
"Fitness depends on the diet and I have only home cooked food," she added.
The actress was part of online market portal eBay’s Dream House challenge where she transformed an empty space into an attractive home with online shopping. She had a budget of Rs 4.5 lakh and two weeks to create a look she wants with items on sale on the website.
Speaking about her experience, she said one’s home is an extension of one’s own personality.
"We are all so overburdened with life and work that we need our own space to relax and unwind. I wanted to keep the young and vibrant look," she said adding she used red and blue to get the right feel.(PTI)