Riteish walks down filmy memory lane
People watch and accept actors in different roles. An evolving audience is the primary reason for the change
Riteish Deshmukh, actor
Many might remember actor Riteish Deshmukh (right) for his goofy roles in Masti or Kyaa Kool Hain Hum, but for him, one of his fondest memories is probably the first shot from his debut film, Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003). The actor, who began his career with the film in 2001 took to Twitter, where he shared a photograph of himself from the romantic film. “1st Day 1st Shot 1st Film - Tujhe Meri Kasam - 9th Nov 2001. @geneliad (sic),” he tweeted.
Riteish had then starred opposite actress Genelia D’Souza, with whom he tied the knot in 2012. The duo welcomed their first son Riaan on November 25, 2014. Talking about the kind of films being made nowadays, Riteish says that there are more opportunities now for actors to dabble in different genres. “People are ready to watch and accept actors in different roles. An evolving audience is the primary reason for the change,” he says, adding, “The fact that Ek Villain was offered to me is a big change. I don’t think the film would’ve been offered to me five years ago.”
He adds that even newbies have a better chance now. “Today, newcomers are in a better position than we were 10 years ago, because of good scripts, better projection and the kind of backing they get,” he says.