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Riteish Deshmukh: I am mixing genres

January 18, 2010 12:27:53 PM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Riteish Deshmukh was last seen in ALADIN which turned out to be a colossal disappointment at the box office. Just when it had started seeming that Riteish Deshmukh had placed his feet firmly in the big league of Bollywood, the no-show of ALADIN made one wonder if the young man would be able to bounce back.

Well, he bounces back for sure and does a lot more with his RANN round the corner. In a serious avtar (years after NAACH which was incidentally directed by Ram Gopal Varma himself), Riteish is said to be one of the many surprises that are in store in this film which is spearheaded by Amitabh Bachchan. Also, his act is pretty much expected to dispel the myth that Riteish works only in comic outings.

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"I am glad if this observation is being made because I am making a conscious effort of doing different films", says Riteish who was also seen in DO KNOT DISTURB last year, a comic flick by David Dhawan, "RANN is an out and out dramatic affair while my next release HOUSEFULL is a laugh riot. On the other hand JAANE KAHAN SE AAYI HAI is truly romantic. At my end, I am mixing genres and certainly want to do different films. Now it's on people to judge how I suit the various characters that I play."

So what is the kind of future plan that he has set out for himself?

"At the moment I am taking one thing at a time", says Riteish, "In any case I never sign films in heap. I always want my films to be spaced out and take a call on what to do next depending upon how my current crop of films are fairing. After RANN, there may be something more to talk about but for the moment, it's only this movie for me."