Son of the former Maharashtra Chief Minister late Vilasrao Deshmukh, Riteish Deshmukh made his Bollywood debut with a love story “Tujhe Meri Kasam,” and he also found the love of his life, who is also now his wife Genelia. Ritesh looking back at his career said, “I never thought I will get a film after my first film, and things kept coming. I kept getting offers, some films didn’t work and some worked well. Every actor has a journey of giving hits and flops.” He explored his calibre with films such as Masti, Malamaal Weekly, Apna Sapna Money Money, Ek Villain and more. But he also had his own share of duds such as Naach, Aladin, Rann, Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai, Banjo and more.
According to Riteish, it is very important as an actor to be relevant even though it is in the same genre. He said, “Like is there something new which I can attempt, be it in a comedy or is my villain avatar in ‘Marjaavaan’ different to the one in ‘Ek Villain’. I have done dramas like ‘Run’ and horror films. I have been part of various genres. Whenever you try a new genre, it is important for it to be successful for people to remember or relate to it. People tend to forget the unsuccessful films. So, (it is important) to stay relevant because audience choices are changing very fast. Thankfully, as actors, there are new roles that are coming to us and one is just happy to do it.”
Riteish who will next be seen in Baaghi 3 revealed that his experiences have shaped him as a person. He revealed that as an artist he learns something new and strives to be a better actor, better than he was yesterday. He stated that these are the changes that keep on happening and his choices have changed him as a person as well. He also revealed how his experience of doing films and what is happening around him has made him a bit more mature in terms of his choices. Riteish has also left his mark in the Marathi cinema with his action film “Lai Bhaari.” But with his experience of success and failure, did that make him a secure actor?
Talking about the same he admitted that he is secure as a person. And he also revealed that if he is secure, that reflects in your work, despite the fact if one is an actor or in some other profession. He stated, “If you are insecure as a person, then whether you are an actor, engineer or a doctor, you will be insecure.”