Riteish Desh­mukh’s filmy aim — to do at least one film ev­ery year

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Ac­tor Riteish Desh­mukh (left), who made his act­ing de­but in Marathi cin­ema with ac­tion film Lai Bhaari (2014), says he wishes to do one Marathi film a year.

“Do­ing a film is the im­por­tant thing for me, and it doesn’t mat­ter if I’m do­ing a Hindi or a Marathi film. How­ever, I at­tempt to do at least one film a year,” says Riteish, who made his de­but as a film pro­ducer with Marathi suc­cess Balak Palak (2013), di­rected by Ravi Jad­hav. Fol­low­ing that, his act­ing de­but in Marathi cin­ema (Lai Bhaari) went on to be­come the high­est gross­ing Marathi film of all time.

“I en­joyed work­ing in Lai Bhaari. I’m glad the film did well at the box of­fice. I’m look­ing for­ward to do­ing more films in Marathi. We did at­tempt some­thing dif­fer- ent in Lai Bhaari. Nishikant and I thought of mak­ing an ac­tion drama movie in Marathi, fol­low­ing the trend of South In­dian movies. This genre was never at­tempted in Marathi. We weren’t sure whether it’d be ac­cepted. Even­tu­ally, Marathi movie view­ers watch Hindi movies. So it was not a new thing but as a Marathi film it was def­i­nitely an un­usual at­tempt,” says Riteish.

I en­joyed work­ing in Lai Bhaari af­ter 10 years. I am glad that the film did well at the box of­fice. I’m look­ing for­ward to do­ing more films in Marathi

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