"Riteish has a great sense of style, for sure. Actually, it was Riteish's idea and he had for long asked me why I don't try going short," the 24-year-old said at an event.
The makeover is something she couldn't have experimented with while filming a movie.
"Normally, due to continuity issues, you don't get the opportunity to try a different style. I thought there is a break after marriage so let me do something that's different and new," added Genelia, who married Riteish in February.
Talking about her style statement, she said that since her college days, she loves street fashion.
"I don't know what's the definition of stylish is, but what I have always enjoyed is being creative in my own space. In college, I used to have my entire hand filled with friendship bands and that used to be my style statement, be it with any outfit.
"They were of different colours and looked really cool," said Genelia, who played a college girl in the 2008-hit 'Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na.'
"Then when my jeans would fade away, I would cut them off and use them as shorts or (wore) shirts tied up. So I like that kind of style and I would say I enjoy street style more when it is about casual dressing," she added.