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Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 9, 2013)
Nishikant Kamat, who has successfully straddled Marathi and Hindi cinema with movies like Dombivali Fast and Mumbai Meri Jaan, respectively, is gearing up for his next, a Marathi film titled Lai Bhaari. The director has roped in Riteish Deshmukh as leading man in what is going to be an out-and-out entertainer with elements of action and romance.
While Kamat confirmed the news, a source close to the project said, “After the success of Balak Palak, Riteish wanted to act in a Marathi film. This would be his acting debut in Marathi cinema.”
Ready with his first film Balak Palak, he promises to break the typecast of being ‘comic’ in 2013
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 31, 2012)
Housefull, FALTU, Double Dhamaal, Housefull 2 and Kya Super Kool Hai Hum–a string of comedies later, Riteish Deshmukh at 34 isn’t scared of being typecast as a comedian. In fact, he has one more comic caper, Grand Masti coming up in 2013.
“This is what people perceive. If they think I am doing only comedies, they are right. It has nothing to do with fear,” he claims. Unlike his peers, Riteish isn’t scared of being stereotyped onscreen. And that is perhaps because in his offscreen ventures – film production, the Bollywood Legends Walk, the actor is ready to explore different genres.
Mumbai Film Company, Riteish’s banner is almost ready with its first venture – a Marathi film Balak Palak directed by Ravi Jadhav. “It’s a moment of pride for me. I always wanted to do something in this space – Marathi films. However, if something interesting in Hindi comes my way, I will join hands with like minded people and do it. Same goes for a Bengali script,” he declares.
Incidentally, his first Marathi production Balak Palak that literally translates into ‘children and parents’ is a film about a teenager trying to understand ‘sex’–an ‘uncomfortable’ word in the household.
“Sex education is important for children. But in India, we are perhaps too conservative to discuss such things with our kids. It’s a comfortable subject between friends More >
Riteish Deshmukh begins work on his next Marathi production based on a state leader
Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; November 14, 2012)
Riteish Deshmukh turned producer with the Marathi film Balak Palak. The film which deals with curiosity about sex among adolescents has won accolades on the festival circuit.
Even though Balak Palak is yet to release, the actor-turned-filmmaker has already begun working on his next Marathi production.
Says a source, “Riteish is in talks with Dombivali Fast director Nishikant Kamat for his next project which revolves around a politician. It will be announced soon.” The source further says, “The film is based on the life of a popular leader from Maharashtra.” Being the son of the late Congress politican Vilasrao Deshmukh, politics is a familiar territory for him.
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 16, 2012)
Riteish Deshmukh’s plans to start his own production house have finally materialised. The actor will flag off his new business with a Marathi film that will be directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ravi Jadhav of Natrang (2010) fame. Riteish will also essay a pivotal role in the production.
According to an insider, Riteish had several meetings with Ravi. “They discussed the project at length. In fact, Riteish has two scripts in hand now – one a masala entertainer and the other a serious social drama. Whichever works out first will go on floors, ” said the insider. “Riteish had been toying with the idea of launching his own production house even before he tied the knot. He has good business acumen and wanted to explore this aspect of filmmaking. He has taken it up as a challenge,” said a friend of the actor.
Riteish’s Marathi heritage has influenced the actor’s decision to make a Marathi film first. “He wanted to give something back to his community. Moreover, making a Marathi film seems to be a safer bet than a Bollywood venture. Especially with a director like Ravi on board,” said the friend.
The project is expected to go on floor by January 2013. Riteish was unavailable for comment.