Riteish walks down filmy mem­ory lane

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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.

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